Defendant Sentenced for Charges Stemming from Assault
DATE: February 10, 2023
CASE: Kacey Valli (Case #21FE004937)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Sylvia La Rosa, Felony Trial Team
The Honorable James Arguelles sentenced Kacey Valli to 29 years to life in state prison. On January 12, 2023, a jury convicted Valli of battery causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and resisting peace officers. At sentencing, the Court also found that Valli has two prior strike convictions for first-degree residential burglary and aggravating factors that Valli previously served a prison sentence and was on parole when the current offense was committed . 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.
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.