Cain Velasquez had a bail hearing today in San Jose, CA to see if he could be released from jail while his court case plays out.
Velasquez is facing 10 charges after being involved in a shooting in late February. Cain followed Harry Goularte, who was recently charged with 1 felony count of lewd and lascivious act for allegedly molesting Valesquez’s close relative after Goularte was let out of jail under supervised release despite being charged.
Velasquez allegedly fired shots at the vehicle that had Goularte along with his mom and stepdad where Velasquez hit Goularte’s stepfather. Police later found a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in Cain’s truck with 2-10 bullet magazines where 8 total bullets were missing from the mags.
The charges against the former UFC star include 1st degree attempted murder, multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting an occupied motor vehicle, among others. If found convicted, he faces decades in prison.
Defense attorney Mark Geragos told the judge that Velasquez was willing to post $1 million bail, partake in electronic monitoring, and/or have a supervisor with him at all times.
Aaron French, of the District Attorney's office, argued money won't prevent the "victims" from danger. He argued, "Look at the things (Velasquez) was willing to do. ... This is different than a murder case where the victim is still there and still alive."
Nolan King mentioned in his coverage of the hearing that “the official request from the Velasquez defense, summarized by Judge Brown, says TBI and potential CTE caused Velasquez to potentially act impulsively.”
The judge denied the ball and stated "the court is not ruled by community opinion at all. ... It is ruled by the law."