Discussions for the hearing of Cain Velasquez’s ongoing criminal case have been tabled until September 9.
Judge Jessica M. Delgado did not provide further details regarding Monday’s special in-camera hearing discussions, according to MMA Junkie. She appeared virtually due to being exposed to Covid-19.
Velasquez’s attorney Mark Geragos has said that the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office should present all of the documents pertaining to Harry Goularte’s alleged molestation of Velasquez’s four-year-old son.
But DA representative Aaron French said that he plans on sharing the documents that the office sees relevant.
The DA is serving as prosecutor for both Velasquez and Goularte’s cases – which are also held at the same courthouse – which Geragos has protested against, citing that it’s like “serving two masters.”
“Harry Goularte was fundamental and critical to what he observed and how that investigation against Mr. Cain Velasquez happened,” Velasquez attorney Renee Hessling said at an August 5 hearing.
“To say that he should just be completely excised from this equation and pretend that he does not exist and just completely dismiss his presence or what type of role he has in that, I think is a fiction. I don’t think that that is practical. I think it’s fundamentally unfair to Mr. Velasquez.”
Velasquez has been in custody ever since he was arrested on February 28. The former UFC heavyweight champion reportedly pursued Goularte in a car chase and shot Goularte’s stepfather Paul Bender.
Velasquez faces multiples felony charges including attempted murder, which can cost him life in prison. He has been denied bail multipled times while Goularte was released without bail shortly after he was arrested.
Velasquez is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on September 26. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Goularte returns to court on Thursday for a hearing ahead of a September 20 pre-trial hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to one felony charge of “lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14.”