GoFundMe Pulls Cain Velasquez’s Fundraisers, Refunds Given To Donors

Cain Velasquez's fundraisers are no longer on GoFundMe.

Cain Velasquez
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GoFundMe has wiped its hands clean of the Cain Velasquez situation.

The crowdfunding platform announced the removal of Velasquez’s fundraisers. GoFundMe cites a violation of terms of service as the reason. Cain is currently being held in Santa Clara County jail without bail due to an attempted murder charge.

GoFundMe On Pulling Cain Velasquez Fundraisers

GoFundMe sent the following brief statement to MMAJunkie.com on the decision to remove Cain Velasquez’s fundraisers as well as refunding donors.

“We can confirm that both fundraisers were removed, and all donors have been refunded. GoFundMe prohibits raising money for the legal defense of a violent crime.”

Velasquez allegedly shot a man who wasn’t his target in the Bay Area on Feb. 28. It’s been said that Cain was targeting a man who was accused of molesting a family member possibly over 100 times. Instead, Cain allegedly ended up shooting the man’s stepfather, who has non-life-threatening injuries.

If the jury finds Velasquez guilty of attempted murder, he’s looking at a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison. He could also receive more time behind bars if he’s found guilty of other charges.

Cain was recently denied bail as judge Shelyna Brown felt “the risk is too great.”

“Ramming a vehicle in the middle of the day where are citizens are out driving, going about their business and shooting out of a car at other individuals, which is reckless by any standard. Anyone could have been injured. Anyone could have been killed and when this court looks at article 1, section 12, it is this level of risk that the court must take into consideration. With that said, this court is making the ruling that the risk is too great and that there will be no bail set at this time.”

Velasquez now awaits trial, which is currently set for April 12.

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