The Santa Clara County court has postponed former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s plea hearing until June 30. Velasquez’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has said that the delay is due to a lack of information on Harry Goularte’s molestation case.
Cain Velasquez was apprehended after reportedly shooting at Goularte. Goularte was apparently inside a moving truck with two of his relatives at the time.
Valesquez’s bullet wounded Goularte’s stepfather, who then suffered an arm injury. Velasquez may be sentenced to life in prison if proven guilty.
Velasquez shot at Goularte because one of Velasquez’s young relatives was reportedly abused by Goularte. Velasquez’s attorney, Geragos, said in a statement to NBC Bay Arena that the delay is due to a lack of information provided regarding Goularte’s molestation charges.
Geragos feels there are more molestation victims out there who have yet to come forward. He said:
“We believe that there’s other victims out there. We have urged to the public to come forward. We understand it’s a delicate matter situation but if there are other victims, we want to make sure that they come forward.”
Velasquez has been receiving support from his old colleagues and teammates at the AKA Gym in San Jose, California. They have been pleading with the courts to let him go.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former UFC lightweight champion, is one of the ardent supporters. The Russian recently expressed his support for his buddy and demanded that he be released.
If the rules in the United States allow it, Nurmagomedov stated he intends to pay Velasquez a visit in prison. He wants to shake Valesquez’s hand and encourage him to be optimistic.
According to Nurmagomedov, Velasquez was simply attempting to defend his family. It was unjust to throw him in prison for it.
“You have to protect your family. If animals protect their family, of course humans are gonna protect their family.”
“You talk about law, code, they hold him in jail, I don’t understand these things. It always has to be fair. This is not fair. They sit in jail and [Goularte] he’s outside.”