Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is presently in jail awaiting trial for an tried homicide cost. Velasquez was arrested in February on suspicion of taking pictures right into a automobile carrying Harry Goularte Jr. after a automobile chase via the streets of San Jose.
The Velasquez household has since filed a lawsuit towards Goularte, accusing him of molesting Velasquez’s son at a day care facility operated out of the house of Goularte’s mom. Gourlarte’s mom and stepfather have been each within the automobile on the time of the taking pictures. Solely Goularte’s stepfather was hit by a bullet. He suffered non-life-threatening accidents.
A choose in Santa Clara County, CA has repeatedly denied Velasquez’s requests to be set free on bail. That is regardless of Velasquez hiring famed defence lawyer Mark Geragos and the court docket being supplied dozens of letters of help from numerous figures from the MMA world.
A kind of figures who supplied a letter vouching for Velasquez’s character is former UFC light-weight champion, and AKA teammate, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In a latest interview Nurmagomedov revealed to Pink Nook MMA that he has been in shut contact with Velasquez and that the pair spoke on the telephone just some days in the past.
“Sure, simply earlier than the flight I had a telephone name with him for 5-7 minutes,” stated Nurmagomedov (ht MMA Information). “If I’m not mistaken, they solely get one telephone name from jail per day. I do know that he talks to his children, to his household. I bought 5-7 minutes or so to have a phrase with Cain. I used to be shocked that he manages to carry himself in excessive spirits.”
“We talked, we even laughed a bit, we mentioned some particulars of his case,” continued Nurmagomedov. “Though I’m not going to disclose these…it’s what it’s. God selected to check him on this method – on this explicit place at that exact second. And he has to undergo this.”
Velasquez is scheduled to look at a pre-trial listening to on September 26. He’s charged with tried first-degree homicide, taking pictures at a motorized vehicle, three counts of assault with a firearm, three counts of assault with a lethal weapon, wilfully discharging a firearm from a car and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony.
He has plead not responsible to all fees.
If discovered responsible of tried homicide Velasquez may face a most sentence of 20 years to life in jail.