Cain Velasquez Denied Petition For Writ Of Habeas Corpus In Attempted Murder Trial

Cain Velasquez has been in custody since February.

Cain Velasquez has been denied once again. 

The legal team for the incarcerated former UFC heavyweight champion had filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus – which is a written challenge of an inmate’s conviction or sentencing – but it was ultimately denied by the Sixth Appellate Court of California, according to a court record obtained by MMA Junkie. 

The 246-page request challenged previous rulings from Santa Clara County Judge Shelyna Brown – who denied Velasquez bail multiple times – was denied without much explanation. 

Velasquez, 40, is facing handful of charges including attempted murder of accused child molestor Harry Golarte. Goularte faces one felony charge of lewd acts with a minor, who is allegedly Velasquez’s four-year-old son. 

Velasquez could get 20 years to life in prison if he is found guilty. Goularte, who is out on bail, faces up to eight years if found guilty. 

Both Velasquez and Goularte pleaded not guilty. 

The Velasquez family filed a civil lawsuit against the Goularte family and is in the preliminary stages for the next hearing scheduled for March 2023. 

Velasquez will have his pre-trial hearing on November 7 in San Jose, California. Goularte will have his on November 14. 

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