Cain Velasquez Shows Up In Court But Pre-Trial Re-Scheduled To Nov. 7

Cain Velasquez was ready for another hearing but the court pushed back the trial to next month.

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Cain Velasquez - Image via @newsdamian Twitter
  • Cain Velasquez’s pre-trial hearing did not push through and was re-scheduled
  • The UFC legend’s attorney fumed once gain over the fact that his client is still in jail

Cain Velasquez was scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Monday at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice. The former UFC heavyweight champion appeared in the courtroom but the hearing was pushed back.

The defense needs more time

Velasquez showed up in court for the second time in less than a week. The UFC legend’s attorney Mark Geragos swore prior to the pre-trial hearing that they will be coming up with “surprises.”

The prosecution and defense lawyers reviewed a recent discovery order made by a judge in San Jose, California but in the end, Velasquez and his attorneys were informed that the pre-trial hearing was delayed, per MMA Junkie.

As per the report, the hearing has been rescheduled for Nov. 7:  “the defense claimed insufficient time to sift through the information that is now readily available to them, while also adjusting to what they will not be permitted to obtain.”

On Thursday, a judge ordered the district attorney’s office should allow certain portions of discovery from the ongoing felony case of alleged child molested Harry Goularte to “be available for Velasquez case purposes.”

Goularte at large makes no sense

The filming of the court proceedings are still prohibited but Geragos was able to comment on the matter while speaking to reporters outside the courtroom.

Geragos reiterated that Velasquez still being in jail, while Goularte is permitted to go back to work as a construction worker is unfair and “doesn’t make any sense.”

“The fact that our client [Velasquez] is sitting in jail with no bail and the alleged predator is out and apparently free to go about his business, I don’t know anybody either in or outside the legal system who thinks that makes any sense,” Geragos exclaimed.

Goularte awaits his own pre-trial hearing set for Nov. 14. On the other hand, the civil lawsuit filed by Velasquez’s family against Goularte and his family members and their businesses will resume in March.

As it stands, Velasquez has been behind bars for almost eight months now. The 40-year-old is facing multiple charges, primarily attempted murder for allegedly shooting Goularte’s car in February in San Jose, California.

Published on October 18, 2022 at 11:28 am
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