Cain Velasquez might be enjoying the support of the entire MMA community – but he’s certainly not enjoying the same when it comes to the legal system. A judge presiding over his case denied bail.
TMZ was the first to report:
“In announcing her decision at a hearing in a Santa Clara County courtroom on Monday, judge Shelyna Brown said “the risk is too great” to release Velasquez from custody.”
Velasquez is facing 10 criminal charges — including one count of felony attempted murder. Velasquez is looking at 20 years to life if found convicted on charges related to shooting that happened this past Monday in San Jose.
Velasquez had chased a car containing a man charged of molesting his 4 year old relative. The man in question, Harry Goularte was arrested on February 23rd. His bail was set at $50,000. On February 25th he was arraigned on a felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. Over objections from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, a judge granted him supervised release and required him to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
Driving a truck, Velasquez allegedly started following the Silverado at around 3:00 p.m on February 28th. At around 3:25 p.m., Velasquez allegedly fired a .40 caliber gun at him seven times but hit Goularte’s stepfather twice instead then rammed the Silverado. He and his mother were unharmed while stepfather was taken to Regional Medical Center in San Jose with non-life-threatening injuries. These details were first published by conandaily.
Investigators are looking into Goularte currently and interviewing the attendees of his mother’s daycare. Investigators are currently seeking more molestation victims tied to the daycare.