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Parents Sue Government After Child Death

Twenty seven year old Mallory Dies was legally crossing a street in Downtown Santa Barbara on the night of December 26 when she was brutally hit by Congresswoman Lois Capps’ field representative, Raymond Morua. Morua is believed to have been intoxicated during the accident and was making his way from a holiday party. Mallory’s parents, Matt and Reona Dies filed a lawsuit suing not only the congresswoman and the driver but the government as well.

Records reveal that Morua has had previous run in with the law; a hit and run, embezzlement, conviction and two earlier DUI arrests. When the matter was addressed in court, Morua pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter while under the influence and may face up to 20 years prison time.  Capps upon hearing the tragic news sympathized with the family of the deceased, sharing her own loss, while maintaining that Morua was not on duty on the night of the incident. Many citizens have difficulties in paying for healthcare; Dies had to be placed on life support for several days following her accident which her family paid hundreds of thousands of dollars that they can hardly afford. It is now time for some of these expenses to be repaid, and the liability must be sustained by the wrong doer or his employer.

Vehicular fatalities have been on the rise, and drivers have a responsibility not only to themselves but to the pedestrians and other road users. Milligan, Beswick, Knox & Levine lawyers will work to seek redress for their clients.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.