Former two-time undisputed UFC heavyweight titleholder, Cain Velasquez has been denied bail this Monday evening by Judge Shelyna Brown, and will remain in custody ahead of a hearing on April 12. next, for his part in an alleged shooting last Monday in Morgan Hill, Calif.
Velasquez, a native of Salinas, Calif. – attended his arraignment this Monday evening in Santa Clara, Calif. where sitting judge, Brown denied the former UFC heavyweight champion bail, per a report from MMA Fighting reporter Damon Martin.
“Cain Velasquez has been denied bail by the judge in Santa Clara county. He will remain in custody. His next hearing will be April 12.”
Judge Brown detailed that Velasquez was considered “too great” a risk to grant bail to, with MMA Junkie reporter, Nolan King detailing how Brown had described the former titleholder’s alleged actions on Monday last as “reckless”.
“Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been denied bail. Judge Shelyna Brown says “the risk is too great” after reviewing Velasquez’s “reckless” alleged actions. He will be due back in court April 12.”
Velasquez, a staple of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on February 28. following an alleged shooting at an intersection in Morgan Hil, Calif. – in which one male was shot “at least once” and required transportation to hospital where his injuries and condition were described as “non-life-threatening”.
Further details emerged regarding the alleged incident, with multiple reports detailing how Velasquez had allegedly shot in the direction of 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, who had been accused recently of molesting a minor, close relative of Velasquez “100 times”.
Velasquez is alleged to have shot at a Chevy Silverado containing three occupants following a high-speed chase: containing Goularte, his mother, and stepfather — with the latter reportedly shot in the arm during the alleged incident.
On Wednesday last, the district attorney’s office confirmed Velasquez had been charged with premeditated, attempted murder, amongst a slew of other charges – with his arraignment postponed upon request from Velasquez’s attorney to this afternoon.
In the time since Velasquez’s arrest, numerous current and former mixed martial arts fighters offered their support to the Salinas native and his family amid the alleged incident, with the hashtag #FreeCain circulating around social media last week.