We have finally heard from the man who was shot by Cain Velasquez.
Back in February, Paul Bender took a bullet to the arm when driving around accused pedophile Harry Goularte Jr. Goularte was suspected of molesting Velasquez’s child, which resulted in the former UFC champion taking violent measures and ultimately his arrest.
The 64 year-old victim says because of the gunshot wound, he has lost function in three fingers because of damage to his brachial artery. As a result of this, Bender can no longer work.
Paul Bender Speaks Out
Bender would open up about Velasquez’s crime at a court hearing on Monday.
“We were simply following a court order to get a GPS monitoring device for Harry when Cain Velasquez started following us,” Bender said. “He shot at us and chased us at speeds over a hundred miles an hour. When we came to a stop near a school, Cain Velasquez shot at us again, severing my brachial artery and nerve. I have lost the use of three fingers and can no longer work because I could not pass my (Department of Transportation) physical. Without the use of my right hand, we do not know if this loss is permanent.”
‘Cain Velasquez Has No Respect For Human Life’
Bender would continue.
“Cain Velasquez has no respect for human life. He could’ve easily shot the family in the car next to us, innocent pedestrians, or even young children. Cain Velasquez does not care who sees him do this. He does not care about the rule of law and has no respect for our judicial system. If given the opportunity, I believe he will try to finish what he started. I am fearful for my life, as well as for the lives of my family.
“No amount of bail or GPS monitor will stop Cain Velasquez. Respectfully, your honor, I ask that you please help keep my family safe and our community safe from Cain Velasquez and deny his request for bail.”
Following his testimony, Judge Shelyna Brown would later deny bail for Velasquez. This would be the second time Cain Velasquez was denied bail, with the first denial being on March 7th.