Alleged murderer’s family says they did not suspect Brandon Acosta of doing drugs

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Guam – The family of the man accused of killing a teenage girl in cold blood says they never suspected him of doing drugs or, worse, capable of murder.

The murder of Timicca Nauta raises several questions, one of which is why the crime was committed. To gain insight, we take a closer look a the accused murderer Brandon Michael Acosta, 24.

It appears that Brandon could not stay away from trouble and has a history of violence against women. According to court documents, in January he allegedly kicked and choked his then girlfriend because she attempted to end their relationship.

He is the father of four, two boys and two little girls. However, It appears that losing a child is something he is familiar with as one of his son’s has passed on. A look at his Facebook page shows Brandon appearing to be a family man, with posts of his children family and friends. But according to Chris Acosta, Brandon’s cousin, the rest of the children stopped living with Brandon some time ago as Brandon’s life began spinning out of control.

Chris tells us that he doesn’t believe his family was aware of Brandon’s addiction to drugs. Brandon allegedly told police that he was addicted to methamphetamine and that on the day of the murder, he was high on ice.

Unaware of his drug addiction, his cousin was also surprised when he learned that Brandon was involved in a string of burglaries. Police learned that on the day Nauta was discovered Brandon was involved in a burglary at the residence across the street from Nauta’s home. Brandon was also implicated in two other burglaries to homes in the Dededo area which occurred between June 16 and June 20.

Brandon Acosta’s next hearing is scheduled for October 30. He is currently being held on $300,000 cash bail.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.