Cain Velasquez Denied Bail Again In Attempted Murder Case
Cain Velasquez still remains in custody.
According to court documents obtained by MMA Junkie, the former UFC heavyweight champion was denied bail for a third time earlier this week. Velasquez’s attorney, Mark Geragos, requested bail again because he claims his client is willing to post a $1 million bond to be with his family during the ongoing trial.
But judge Shelyna Brown denied it. Geragos and Velasquez defense team reportedly failed to prove a change of circumstance.
The judge previously said the main reason for bail denials is because Velasquez “doesn’t respect human life.”
Meanwhile, Harry Goularte, who Velasquez allegedly attempted to murder, has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges. Goularte is being accused of molesting Velasquez’s four-year-old son.
In February, Velasquez allegedly chased Goularte down from his SUV, shooting Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, who was in the vehicle.
Velasquez was arrested by local police and has been in custody ever since.
Goularte, however, was released on bail.
If convicted, Velasquez faces a minimum of 20 years in prison for the attempted murder charge.
Velasquez returns to court on August 5 for a motion hearing and then August 19 for a plea hearing.