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Judge denies Cain Velasquez’s bail, saying ‘risk is too great’

Judge denies Cain Velasquez’s bail, saying ‘risk is too great’

Mar 08
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Cain Velasquez, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is currently being held in jail after a hearing in Santa Clara County Hall of Justice that decided he is not allowed to post bail.

Judge Shelyna Brown denied Velasquez’s bail request based on his alleged actions, saying that they are “reckless” and “the risk is too great” to let him out of county jail.

The 39-year-old is facing 10 criminal charges that include attempted murder, aggravated assault, and multiple gun assaults. He was arrested in San Jose last week where authorities said he allegedly attempted to kill a man named Harry Goularte Jr.

The attempted murder happened following an 11-mile car chase through three Silicon Valley cities. Officials say that Velasquez was seen ramming his pickup truck toward Goularte’s vehicle.

Court documents also revealed that Velasquez was seen firing a .40-caliber pistol at the victim’s vehicle, which ended up wounding Goularte’s stepfather.

The car chase and the shooting occurred after Goularte was accused of molesting Velasquez’s close relative, who is four-years old.

“The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement after Velasquez’s arrest. “This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.”

Velasquez will remain in jail until at least April 12, when he is scheduled to appear before the judge again.

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