Cain Velasquez Motion For Bail Denied For A Third Time

Velasquez will remain in jail as his third bail attempt was denied by a judge.

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Cain Velasquez will remain in jail after his latest bail attempt was denied.

A motion for bail by Velasquez’s defense attorney Mark Geragos was denied in a Monday hearing by Judge Shelyna Brown at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice as per MMA Junkie.

It marks the third time the former UFC heavyweight champion has been denied bail in his ongoing attempted murder case.

To overrule the court’s previous bail denials, Geragos needed to provide a change of circumstance to Judge Brown. Geragos argued that Harry Goularte, Patricia Goularte and Paul Bender’s refusal to testify in a civil lawsuit should be seen as a change of circumstance.

Additionally, Geragos stated Velasquez was willing to post a $1 million bond and adhere to any court requirements in order to return to his family.

However, Brown denied it, stating that testimony status was irrelevant and that Velasquez still posed a risk factor.

“Both factually and legally, I think the court got it wrong,” Geragos told MMA Junkie.

Velasquez is now set to return to court on August 5 for a motion hearing while he will have a plea hearing on August 19.

He has been in custody since February 28 after he was arrested for allegedly shooting Paul Bender in the arm. Velasquez’s target was Bender’s stepson Goularte who allegedly molested Velasquez’s four-year-old son.

Velasquez is facing six charges and could face a minimum of 20 years in prison up to life if found guilty of attempted murder.

Goularte, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of lewd acts with a child. He will have a preliminary trial hearing on September 20 while there will be a first hearing for a civil lawsuit on September 6.

The civil lawsuit was recently filed by Velasquez’s family.

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