DATE: January 13, 2023

CASE: Kacey Valli (Case #21FE004937)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Sylvia La Rosa, Felony Trial Team

Kacey Valli was convicted by a jury of battery causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and resisting peace officers.

On March 13, 2021, Kacey Valli got into an argument with his wife.  The victim intervened in the argument and Valli assaulted him, causing significant injuries to the victim’s head and face.  As the victim drove away after the assault, Valli pursued him in his vehicle and rammed him from behind several times.  When law enforcement later attempted to apprehend Valli, he left the vehicle and fled on foot.  An unregistered Glock handgun was found in the abandoned vehicle.

Allegations that Valli has two prior strike convictions for first-degree residential burglary and alleged aggravating factors will be determined at the sentencing hearing. Valli was previously sentenced to 25 years-to-life in prison in 2007 after a felony conviction for evading a police officer. After the passage of Proposition 36, he was re-sentenced to 7 years and  4 months in 2014.

Valli faces a maximum sentence of 57 years and 4 months to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for February 10, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 32 by the Honorable James Arguelles.