Ex-UFC champ Cain Velasquez out on bail in attempted murder case


Cain Velasquez was granted $1 million bail Tuesday after eight months in custody.

The former UFC heavyweight champion is being charged with attempted murder and 10 different gun-related costs in Santa Clara County (Calif.). Velasquez is being accused of chasing down a person, Harry Goularte, in his car and capturing at him. Goularte is being charged with sexually assaulting a younger relative of Velasquez.

Velasquez mentioned in a civil lawsuit filed in June that Goularte molested Velasquez’s 4-year-old son.

Velasquez must put on a GPS tracker and never come inside 300 yards of the alleged victims in the case, per Velasquez’s legal professional, Mark Geragos.

“It’s been a long slog and I am very grateful,” Geragos advised ESPN. “Nothing is as touching as watching him having it sink in with his wife, Michelle, there.”

Velasquez, 40, had been in jail since Feb. 28 and pleaded not responsible in August. He was granted bail Tuesday by Judge Arthur Bocanegra on the finish of a pretrial listening to after beforehand having been denied bail 4 occasions by Judge Shelyna Brown. Velasquez allegedly shot Goularte’s step-father Paul Bender when he fired into the car Goularte was driving in. Bender sustained no severe accidents.

Velasquez adopted Goularte’s truck in his personal car on an “11-mile, high-speed chase” by way of town of San Jose, rammed the truck and fired a 40-caliber handgun a number of occasions into the truck, which carried Goularte, Bender and Goularte’s mom, Patricia, in keeping with the DA’s workplace. Bender was hit with a bullet, although he sustained non-life-threatening accidents.

Velasquez’s son advised police Feb. 24 that Goularte took him into the lavatory of a daycare heart and touched his genitals, per a court docket doc. The youngster mentioned Goularte advised him to not inform anybody what occurred and that this example may need occurred “100 times.” The youngster advised police that they witnessed Goularte go into the lavatory with different children, as properly.

Geragos mentioned having a listening to was key to Bocanegra making this choice. He mentioned he is undecided when the trial will probably be held, however Velasquez can have an opportunity to go house starting Tuesday.

“Instead of listening to all this hyperbole and nonsense bandied about, we had a hearing with cross-examinations and witnesses under oath,” Geragos mentioned.

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