Cain Velasquez’s Attorney Says He Has ‘Viable Defense’
He is expected back in court on December 28.
Attorney Mark Geragos is compiling a solid portfolio in defense of his client, Cain Velasquez, as he indicates that the recent remarks by the two of the judges involved will have a better impact on their case moving forward.
The former UFC heavyweight champ Velasquez was finally released on bail after spending 253 days in custody. Velasquez is temporarily out on $1 million bail and will appear before the jurors again on December 28.
Velasquez was arrested on February 28 after he confronted Harry Goularte, a man accused of molesting Velasquez’s four-year-old son. The 40-year-old shot gunfire at the accused which went through the shoulder of Goularte’s stepfather sitting beside him.
Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, survived while Velasquez was taken into custody on a charge of attempted murder.
Attorney Geragos succeeded in securing the Velasquez’s bail, but it was not before he was denied the pledge twice. Geragos is content with the progress as he indicated comments made throughout the process sound encouraging to his client’s end goal.
“I will say the judge who heard the hearsay evidence, and by the way, the previous judge who denied him bail, both had the same reaction: He has a viable defense,” Geragos told MMA Junkie.
Judge Shelyna Brown who refused to accept Velasquez’s request has similarly sought ideation declaring it as his actions within the confines of normal human behavior due to the circumstances, such as an immense amount of emotion (heat of passion).
Geragos is not new to these high profiles cases as he has helped the likes of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Nicole Ritchie get over court troubles in the past.
He also came across a similar incident back in 2012 where he successfully defended a man named Willam Lynch, who was accused of beating a priest who molested him as a child and was swiftly found not guilty.