Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and pro wrestler Cain Velasquez has been in jail since February 28th on attempted murder charges. Now after all this time, he was finally granted bail.
According to Sports Illustrated, a judge granted Cain Velasquez $1 million bail on Tuesday after serving eight months in California’s Santa Clara County while awaiting trial for attempted murder. Velasquez was allowed bail after the conclusion of a pretrial hearing by Judge Arthur Bocanegra.
Velasquez was denied bail on four different occasions by Judge Shelyna Brown. Velasquez’s attorney, Mark Geragos, told ESPN that his client has to wear a GPS tracker and not be allowed within 300 yards of the presumed victims as rules of his obtained bail. Geragos also stated that securing a hearing with Bocanegra played an integral role in the judge’s decision to grant bail.
“Instead of listening to all this hyperbole and nonsense bandied about, we had a hearing with cross-examinations and witnesses under oath,”
Velasquez is still facing attempted murder charges of Harry Goularte and several charges that include one count of shooting at a motor vehicle or aircraft, three counts of assault with a firearm, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of willfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle and one count of carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony. Cain pleaded not guilty in August to all charges.
In a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Velasquez in June, Goularte was accused of molesting Velasquez’s 4-year-old relative. That prompted him to chase after Goularte in his car and fire multiple shots into Goularte’s truck with a 40-caliber handgun.
Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender; and Goularte’s mother, Patricia, were inside the truck at the time of the shooting. According to court documents by the Denver Post in August, a bullet struck Bender, and he did not suffer significant injuries.
Ringside News will monitor new developments in Cain Velasquez’s attempted murder charges. We’ll see what happens next, but at least he is out on bail.
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