Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez argued not blameworthy Friday in an endeavored murder case in Santa Clara (California) County, his lawyer Mark Geragos told ESPN.
Velasquez, 40, is being accused of endeavored murder and 10 other firearm related charges coming from an episode where he supposedly pursued down a man, Harry Goularte – – who is being accused of attacking a youthful relative of Velasquez – – and firing a weapon into Goularte’s vehicle, hitting Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender. Velasquez has been in prison since Feb. 28 and has been denied abandon three separate occasions.
A pre-preliminary hearing for the situation is booked for Sept. 26, where Geragos is hoping to have the option to get observers to affirm, the lawyer said. On the off chance that the case isn’t excused by then, he said, it would then go to preliminary, which could start before the finish of the year.
Geragos said the indictment won’t call Goularte to affirm at the pre-preliminary hearing or at preliminary, which he called “babble.” There will be a movement hearing Aug. 29 to examine whether Goularte not being an observer is reasonable for Velasquez. Geragos said the one count Velasquez is confronting that could get him life in jail is endeavored murder and Goularte is the supposed casualty of said charge.
Goularte was set free from guardianship Feb. 25 without bail in the wake of being captured on a charge of licentious or scurrilous follow up on a kid under the time of 14.
“They’re attempting to frantically take off from the way that the framework bombed Cain,” Geragos said. “They would rather not get into that. They need to attempt a case that is separated from reality.”
Geragos added that he finds it a contention that a similar office is attempting both Velasquez and Goularte in their particular cases, saying that it is serving “two masters.”
Velasquez followed Goularte’s truck in his own vehicle on an “11-mile, rapid pursuit” through the city of San Jose, slammed the truck and discharged a 40-type handgun on various occasions into the truck, which conveyed Goularte, Bender and Goularte’s mom, Patricia, as per the DA’s office. Drinking spree was hit with a slug, however he supported non-perilous injuries.
Velasquez’s family member, who is under 10 years of age, told police Feb. 24 that Goularte brought them into the restroom of a childcare place and contacted their privates, per a court report. The kid said Goularte expressed not to let anybody know what occurred and that this present circumstance could have happened “multiple times.” The kid let police know that they saw Goularte go into the washroom with different children, as well.
The childcare is possessed by Goularte’s mom. She and Goularte have denied any bad behavior. Velasquez’s family has likewise recorded a carelessness and sexual battery claim against Goularte, Patricia and Bender.
Goularte confessed to his crook accusation in June and is planned for another trial Sept. 20.
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