It’s been over three years since Steve Acosta, 59, was first jailed for the myriad charges he faces against his estranged wife, Kimberley Celoni. Acosta allegedly attacked Celoni, permanently disfiguring her with a hammer. Though he currently faces charges of attempted murder, torture, aggravated mayhem, stalking, criminal threats, residential burglary, and violating a restraining order, Acosta’s attorney says trying him in SF’s currently overburdened court system just isn’t worth it.
As the Ex reports, Acosta is facing a life sentence for something his attorney, Floyd Andrews, says that “everybody in the world knows he did” making the trial unnecessary.
Andrews’ game-plan however, isn’t to just send Acosta off to a life of jail time. He says he’s hoping the DA”s office will offer a plea deal for a 10- to 20-year sentence due to his client’s failing health.
According to Andrews, the trial would be costly and time-consuming for a man who has been plagued by trouble for quite some time.
Acosta already has two prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and a history of drug addiction. A former dockworker, his lawyer says he “got dope-crazy,” following a back surgery in 2007.
According to the Ex, the DA’s Office is also not taking the no-trial bait, and says they’ll be going forward with the case, as jury selection begins Monday.