Jailed former UFC champion Cain Velasquez ‘pleads not responsible to tried homicide of man accused of sexually assaulting his four-year-old relative at California day care middle’
- Cain Velasquez, 40, was arrested in February and is charged with tried homicide and different gun-related fees
- The previous UFC heavyweight chased a pickup carrying Aguirre ‘Harry’ Goularte, who’s accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old member of the family
- Valesquez fired into the car and wounded Goularte’s stepfather Paul Bender
- He has now reportedly pleaded not responsible to the fees and a pre-trial listening to is scheduled for September 26
Former UFC heavyweight Cain Velazquez reportedly pleaded not responsible in an tried homicide case Friday.
The 40-year-old was arrested in February and is being charged with tried homicide and different gun-related fees.
Velasquez has been denied bail on three separate events since being jailed following the incident that led to the sufferer being taken to hospital with non-life threatening accidents.
He chased a pickup carrying Harry Goularte, who’s accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old member of the family, via busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the car along with his personal pickup truck throughout an 11-mile (18-kilometer) high-speed chase, prosecutors mentioned.
Velasquez fired a .40-caliber pistol on the car a number of occasions, wounding Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, who was driving, in his arm and torso, prosecutors mentioned.
Velasquez has now pleaded not responsible to the fees, in line with ESPN, and a pre-trial listening to is scheduled for September 26.
His lawyer Mark Geragos is anticipated reportedly to have the ability to get witnesses to testify but when the case just isn’t dismissed at that time it will then go to trial.
The trial may start earlier than the tip of the yr.
Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez (left) reportedly pleaded not responsible in an tried homicide case Friday after chasing Harry Goularte (proper) who’s accused of sexually assaulting Velasquez’s younger relative
Geragos instructed ESPN that the prosecution won’t be calling Goularte to testify on the pre-trial listening to or the trial.
The lawyer referred to as it ‘nonsense’ as he argued that Goularte is the sufferer of the one cost that might get Velasquez life in jail, which is tried homicide.
A movement listening to shall be held August 29 to debate whether or not Goularte not showing as a witness shall be honest to Velasquez.
‘They’re attempting to desperately run away from the truth that the system failed Cain,’ Geragos instructed ESPN.
‘They do not wish to get into that. They wish to strive a case that is divorced from actuality.’
Velasquez’s lawyer, Mark Geragos (proper) reportedly mentioned it was ‘nonsense’ that the prosecution won’t be calling Goularte to testify on the pre-trial listening to or the trial
In response to paperwork obtained by MMA Junkie in July, the taking pictures occurred after the Mexican-American heavyweight realized that his relative had been sexually assaulted ‘tons of of occasions over the course of two years by Goularte whereas he was at a day care, owned by Goularte’s mom.
The relative, who’s underneath 10 years outdated, instructed police February 24 that Goularte took them into the toilet of the day care middle and touched their genitals, in line with a court docket doc.
They mentioned Goularte had instructed them to not inform anybody what occurred and that this case may need occurred ‘100 occasions.’
Goularte pleaded responsible to his felony cost in June and is scheduled for one more court docket date September 20.
He was launched from custody February 25 with out bail.