“He has no respect for human life” judge said of Cain Velasquez
There were no bail choices for UFC icon Cain Velasquez after he was suspected of shooting which led to significant injuries during the incident.
After a nearly two-and-a-half-hour hearing, a judge in Santa Clara County refused Velasquez’s bail request.
When it came time to decide whether or not to issue bail, Velasquez’s lawyers stated he was ready to pay $1 million and undergo full-time supervision and/or electronic monitoring while incarcerated, according to a report by Nolan King.
Velasquez’s latest bail petition was rejected by prosecutors, who said that Cain is still a danger to the alleged victims of the case.
Cain’s alleged victim Paul Bender, the stepfather of Harry Goularte, who is suspected of sexually assaulting one of Velasquez’s family members, said that he suffered nerve damage and more after Cain shot him while he and Goularte were in the car.
During his appearance via video conference, Bender claimed that a gunshot had hurt him so severely that he is unable to work.
During the trial, Bender remarked, “I fear for my life and the life of my family,” according to King.
“Cain Velasquez has no respect for human life,” Bender said. “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.”
The hearing judge refused Velasquez’s bail application after his evidence. Cain’s detention has been extended till at least June 10.
In addition to the attempted criminal murder accusation, the former UFC fighter faces a number of other offences.