Cain Velasquez will remain behind bars in his attempted, premeditated murder case after being denied bail for a second time.
Velasquez’s attorney Mark Geragos had requested from Judge Shelyna Brown that Velasquez pay a $1 million dollar bail, be put on house arrest and have someone watching over him at all times but was denied with the Judge saying.
“This was such a reckless disregard for human life,” Brown added. “In this case it is not just Mr. Goularte and his family. It is every single citizen who was in danger of being shot or rammed with the vehicle at the time of this seven mile chase.”
“So this court is not thinking of not only of Mr. Goularte and his family but this court is considering every single citizen in Santa Clara county who was in proximity to this alleged incident.”
Velasquez was arrested on Feb. 28 when he went on a chase after Harry Goularte, who is accused of molesting a close relative of the ex-UFC heavyweight champion. Goularte was released on bail in his own case despite the objections from the district attorney.
Following their release, Velasquez fired multiple shots from a .40 caliber handgun and shot the stepfather of Goularte who would be taken to the hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injures from the shooting.
The next time Velasquez will be in court is on June 10 in a formal plea hearing, if convicted of all charges on him, Velasquez could be facing up to 20 years in prison.