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    Former UFC heavyweight Cain Velazquez reportedly pleaded not guilty in an attempted murder case Friday.  The 40-year-old was arrested in February and is being charged with attempted murder and other gun-related charges.  Velasquez has been denied bail on three separate occasions since being jailed following the incident that led to the victim being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He chased a pickup carrying Harry Goularte, who is accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family member, through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own pickup truck during an 11-mile (18-kilometer) high-speed chase, prosecutors said. Velasquez fired a .40-caliber pistol at the vehicle several times, wounding Goularte's  stepfather, Paul Bender, who was driving, in his arm and torso, prosecutors said. Velasquez has now pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to ESPN, and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for September 26.  His attorney Mark Geragos is expected reportedly to be able to get witnesses to testify but if the case is not dismissed at that point it would then go to trial.  The trial...
    SAN JOSE — Former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez has formally pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault and weapons charges alleging that in February he chased then shot at a man accused of molesting his young son, and ended up wounding the man’s stepfather. Velasquez entered the plea Friday in a San Jose courtroom accompanied by his attorneys Alexandra Kazarian and Renee Hessling, with several family members and supporters sitting in the court gallery. A preliminary examination — the hearing in which a judge decides whether there is enough evidence for a case to proceed to trial — has been set for Sept. 26. Velasquez, clad in brown jail clothing and wearing a surgical mask over his face, was visibly attentive during the hearing and stood up when telling Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Jessica Delgado, “Yes I do” when she asked him to verify his plea and that he understood he was waiving his right to have the preliminary examination within 10 days. He briefly gestured to his supporters before he was escorted back to the Main Jail...
    SAN JOSE — Former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez has asked an appellate court to overturn a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge’s decision to keep him in jail while awaiting trial for an attempted murder charge, arguing through his attorney that he has been unconstitutionally denied bail. Velasquez’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed a petition with the Sixth District Court of Appeal this week asking appellate judges to either order his client’s release outright or compel the lower court to hold a new hearing to set “reasonable” bail and release conditions. Geragos argues in the filing that Judge Shelyna Brown “abused her discretion” in denying bail to Velasquez, first in March and then reaffirming that decision at motion hearings in May and earlier this month. Brown has said in court that the allegations against Velasquez — that he chased and shot at a man charged with molesting his young son, and ended up wounding the man’s stepfather — convinced her that Velasquez poses a danger to the reported victims and the public if released. Both in court and in media comments,...
    Khabib Nurmagomedov names two people close to him, Cain Velasquez and Javier Mendez, and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, as deserving of spots in the UFC Hall of Fame As part of the UFC‘s International Fight Week, the MMA community celebrates those who have made a tremendous impact on the sport inside and outside of the cage. This year’s headliner was the former undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who finished his professional MMA career a perfect 29-0, capping it off with a win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Nurmagomedov feels the biggest catalyst toward his success was his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, and all the sacrifice and dedication he had in supporting his son. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away from COVID-19 complications in 2020. Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the cage to fulfill a promise he made to his mother that he would not continue his career without his father by his side. “Very big honor. I feel like all my hard work’s paid off,” Nurmagomedov said at the red carpet show prior to the Hall of Fame. “I’m from a very...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred.Note: The video in the media player above is from a previous report.Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California, in February after he shot at a pickup truck carrying the man through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own truck during a high-speed chase, prosecutors said.A judge in March denied bail to Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges. His attorney, Mark Geragos, has said he plans on vindicating Velasquez in court.Velasquez claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually molested Velasquez's son while the boy was attending a day care run at a home by Goularte's mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.RELATED: Court says ex-UFC star tried to kill man suspected of molesting relativeEMBED More News Videos Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez has been booked on...
    Velasquez (pictured), 39, claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte, 43, sexually molested Velasquez's son while the boy was attending a day care run at a home by Goularte´s mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred. Velasquez, 39, claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte, 43, sexually molested Velasquez's son while the boy was attending a day care run at a home by Goularte´s mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. The child care business and its owners 'fostered and maintained an environment' where the children could be molested, sexually abused and harassed, Velasquez said in the court filing.  Goularte was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor by the Santa Clara County district attorney´s office. He has pleaded not guilty and trial is scheduled for September. Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California, last...
    Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez is suing the people he is currently charged with trying to kill, claiming that their negligence in running a San Martin home daycare led to Velasquez’s child being sexually abused by the owner’s son, according to court records. The lawsuit on behalf of Velasquez’s 4-year-old son was quietly filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court on April 8, and was accompanied by no formal announcement or any of the other public fanfare that has followed the mixed-martial arts star since he was jailed on attempted murder charges earlier this year. Cain Velasquez, shown in a March 7 court hearing in San Jose, is along with his family suing three people they claim are responsible for Velasquez’s son being molested at a San Martin daycare. Velasquez currently faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he shot at the defendant in the molestation case, wounding the defendant’s father. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group file photo)  Court records show that the lawsuit was served June 1 to Paul Bender, the man who authorities say Velasquez shot and wounded...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a day care where the alleged molestation occurred.Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California, last February after he shot at a pickup truck carrying the man through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own truck during a high-speed chase, prosecutors said.RELATED: Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez arrested suspicion of attempted murder after SJ shooting, police sayA judge in March denied bail to Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges. His attorney, Mark Geragos, has said he plans on vindicating Velasquez in court.Velasquez claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually molested Velasquez's son while the boy was attending a day care run at a home by Goularte's mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.The Times said the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor. Harry Goularte was living at the home and working...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion accused of trying to kill the man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is suing the man and his family who own a daycare where the alleged molestation occurred. Velasquez was arrested in San Jose, California, last February after he shot at a pickup truck carrying the man through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own truck during a high-speed chase, prosecutors said. READ MORE: Sleep Duration Matters For Heart Health, According To New RecommendationsA judge in March denied bail to Velasquez, who faces attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges. His attorney, Mark Geragos, has said he plans on vindicating Velasquez in court. Velasquez claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually molested Velasquez’s son while the boy was attending a daycare run at a home by Goularte’s mother, Patricia Goularte, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. The Times said the lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor. Harry Goularte was living at the home and working for the daycare...
    Cain Velasquez, the former UFC heavyweight champion charged with the attempted murder of a man he claims molested his 4-year-old son, is now suing the man and his family who own a childcare business where the alleged molestation took place. Velasquez, 39, remains in police custody after he allegedly shot at the man and rammed his truck into his vehicle during a high-speed pursuit through Santa Clara County in February. The two-time UFC heavyweight champion claims in a civil lawsuit that Harry Goularte sexually molested Velasquez’s son while he was attending a childcare run by Goularte’s mother, Patricia Goularte. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor named “C.V. Jr.” against Harry Goularte, his concrete business, along with his mother and stepfather, Paul Bender, who operated the childcare business out of a home in San Martin. Goularte was living at the home and working for the childcare business during the time of the alleged molestation, according to the lawsuit. The Velasquez family claims Harry Goularte was allowed to spend time alone with C.V. and other children on the property,...
    KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV is planning to visit his good friend Cain Velasquez in jail ahead of his murder trial. The former UFC heavyweight champion, 39, was arrested and charged with attempted murder in March after he allegedly shot and injured a man in a truck following a high-speed car chase in San Jose, California. 3Cain Velasquez was arrested and charged with attempted murder in MarchCredit: Getty 3The former UFC heavyweight champion has twice been denied bailCredit: GETTY 3And Nurmagomedov plans to visit his friend and team-mate to provide moral supportCredit: INSTAGRAM Velasquez - who was recently denied bail for a second time - has been slapped with multiple felonies, including attempted murder, shooting at a motor vehicle or aircraft, assault with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, willfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony. And Nurmagomedov hopes to visit his AKA team-mate to give him some moral support during the most troublesome period of his life. He told TMZ: “In Russia, we can go and see anybody. I don’t...
    SAN JOSE — Ex-UFC champion Cain Velasquez’s second attempt at securing bail and supervised release was denied by a judge Monday morning, meaning the San Jose-trained mixed-martial arts fighter will remain in jail while he defends himself against attempted murder charges alleging  he shot at a man suspected of molesting his child relative and ended up wounding the man’s stepfather. In a San Jose courtroom, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Shelyna Brown stood by her decision to remand Velasquez to jail without bail, saying circumstances haven’t changed since her initial March 7 ruling. Brown had previously stated the allegations against Velasquez — that he methodically chased then opened fire on Harry Goularte and his parents on Feb. 28 — showed him to be a continuing public danger. Goularte’s stepfather who was wounded, Paul Bender, appeared at Monday’s hearing via video call and told the court his belief that Velasquez “will finish what he started” if he were to be released. Velasquez’s attorney, Mark Geragos, had proposed to the court that Velasquez be released on $1 million bail with electronic...
    Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via Getty Cain Velasquez, center, is photographed during Velasquez's first court appearance on an attempted murder charge at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in San Jose, California. Cain Velasquez will remain in jail without bond pending trial on attempted murder charges in San Jose, California, a judge ruled on May 16, 2022. Velasquez’s attorney says they’re “disappointed” in the decision. The former UFC heavyweight champion is accused of chasing and shooting at a truck in San Jose, wounding the stepfather of a man who is charged with molesting Velasquez’s young relative. The accused child molester, Harry Eugene Goularte, was also in the car and was not injured. Velasquez’s attorney, Mark Gergaos, told Heavy he’s “disappointed” in Judge Shelyna Brown’s ruling rejecting their motion for bond. He said he “disagrees on the law and the facts.” Geragos said the former UFC star should be at home with his family helping them heal instead of locked up in jail. Geragos added that it is “somewhat outrageous that...
    SAN JOSE — Former mixed martial arts champion Cain Velasquez will get a new bail hearing later this month after allegedly trying to kill a person suspected of molesting an underage relative. In an a Friday hearing at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Jose Franco granted Velasquez, 39,  a new bail hearing scheduled for May 16, with a plea hearing scheduled for June. Velasquez faces 10 assault and weapons charges that could result in more than 20 years of jail time. He was denied bail in March and remains in custody at the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Velasquez is accused of firing a gun at a man accused of molesting his child relative. That man, 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, has been charged with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14, specifically a 4-year-old. Goularte was granted supervised release at his arraignment in February. He was on his way to get fitted for an ankle monitor with his parents when Velasquez allegedly began firing at the car, pursuing the...
    The attorney for the man charged with molesting a child relative of former mixed martial arts champion Cain Velasquez says his client has been forced into hiding, and that his prospects for a fair trial have been compromised following Velasquez’s attempt on his life and ensuing public fervor supporting the alleged vigilantism. Harry Eugene Goularte Jr. 43, of San Martin, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a juvenile at a daycare center. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office)  Harry Goularte Jr., 43, appeared at his latest court hearing via video call Wednesday, which defense attorney Steve DeFilippis said was warranted after more than 50 people protesting Goularte showed up at the South County courthouse in Morgan Hill. The previous day, at Velasquez’s latest court hearing for attempted murder and other assault charges, dozens of his supporters showed up to court and the courthouse holding signs reading #FreeCain and a banner displaying Goularte’s booking photo. “There’s clearly a security issue, that’s what’s driving the virtual appearances at this point,” DeFilippis said in an interview Thursday. “Mr. G very strongly denies the allegations...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The court adjourned quickly in the case of former UFC star Cain Velasquez on Tuesday. He was expected to enter a plea in a San Jose courtroom but it has been postponed at the request of his lawyer.He's now due to return to court on May 6."As we indicated to the judge today, we are going to file another motion asking that he be released," Velasquez's attorney Mark Geragos said.The 39-year-old is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a man accused of molesting one of his relatives in March.Prosecutors say Velasquez chased the man for 11 miles in South San Jose.Velasquez faces 10 counts that could carry more than 20 years of jail time if he is convicted. The man accused of molestation, Harry Eugene Goularte, is also facing criminal charges.Velasquez tweeted a statement Tuesday addressing the shooting incident:"To everyone that has expressed your support, my family and I will never be able to thank you enough. From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are forever grateful for your love....
    Former mixed martial arts champion Cain Velasquez made his first public statement Tuesday since being charged with attempted murder in March. Ahead of his court date in San Jose on Tuesday, Velasquez, 39, thanked his supporters in a social media post that called his case “complex.” “To everyone that has expressed your support, my family and I will never be able to thank you enough,” Velasquez said in a statement. “From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are forever grateful for your love.” After being charged with 10 offenses that could result in more than 20 years of jail time on March 2, Velasquez was denied bail on March 7 in a San Jose courtroom that was packed with the two-time UFC Champion’s supporters. Velasquez’s message also included a note hinting at his potential motive for shooting at 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte: allegations that Goularte molested a child relative of Velasquez. Goularte’s stepfather was injured in the shooting, which took place near the Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue overlap in the southern part of...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Former MMA Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez issued his first public statement after he was charged with attempted murder stemming from a shooting targeting a man charged with felony child molestation. “This story is complex and slowly unraveling as we speak,” Cain said in the statement, which was posted to his Twitter account. READ MORE: BART Recovering From Delays After Person Found On Tracks Between Embarcadero / Montgomery StationsVelasquez also thanked his supporters and went on to urge the “true victims” of the case to come forward. “Though it is most difficult to relive the pain that has happened to you, in speaking the truth, justice will be served and your own true healing will start,” he said. pic.twitter.com/osPxi0QfHf — Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) April 12, 2022 The mixed martial artist issued the statement ahead of a scheduled court hearing Tuesday afternoon where he was expected to enter a plea in the case. Velasquez was denied bail last month, with the judge saying the “risk is too great” for public safety, and for the family of...
     Cain Velasquez issued his first statement since attempted murder arrest. In February, former UFC/WWE star Cain Velasquez was involved in a shooting, which resulted in Velasquez being formally charged with attempted premeditated murder and multiple gun assault charges. Now facing 10 charges, Velasquez released his first statement on the incident that occurred in San Jose, California. Velasquez was accused of chasing down Harry Goularte in a high-speed car chase. Goularte, who was recently charged with one felony of lewd and lascivious act for molesting Valesquez’s young relative, had been released from jail, pending trial. The two-time UFC champion currently faces 10charges that could be punished with 20 years of imprisonment if found guilty. Per the Santa Clara Country district attorney, Velasquez found himself chasing Goularte and his stepfather in a high-speed car chase. Velasquez allegedly fired a 40-calibre semi-automatic handgun several times into the vehicle, hitting Goulrarte’s stepfather. Ahead of his court hearing today, Velasquez issued a statement on the ongoing court battle.Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez issues statement following murder arrest“To everyone who has expressed their support for...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez is expected to enter a plea in a San Jose courtroom Tuesday morning.RELATED: UFC president, other sports stars write letters to support Cain Velasquez in SJ shooting caseThe 39-year-old is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a man accused of molesting one of his relatives in March.Prosecutors say Velasquez chased the man for 11 miles in South San Jose.Velasquez faces 10 counts that could carry more than 20 years of jail time if he is convicted.RELATED VIDEO: Court: Ex-UFC star tried to kill man suspected of molesting relativeEMBED More News Videos Court documents say former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez attempted to murder a man recently arrested for allegedly molesting a close relative of his. The man accused of the molestation, Harry Eugene Goularte, is also facing criminal charges.Velasquez tweeted a statement Tuesday addressing the shooting incident:"To everyone that has expressed your support, my family and I will never be able to thank you enough. From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are forever grateful...
    Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been denied bail on an attempted jury charge after allegedly shooting a man last week while targeting a suspect accused of molesting a four-year-old family member of the mixed martial arts star. Judge Shelyna Brown said the 39-year-old Velasquez was 'reckless' when he allegedly shot at a man accused of molesting the child, adding that the 'risk is too great' to grant him bail. Velasquez is due back in court on April 12.  He was arrested Monday after he pursued a pickup carrying Harry Goularte through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own pickup truck during an 11-mile (18-kilometer) high-speed chase, prosecutors said. The defendant fired a .40-caliber pistol at the vehicle several times, wounding Goularte's stepfather, the driver, in his arm and torso, prosecutors said. The victim of the shooting has not been identified by name.  Velasquez's relationship to the child has not been disclosed publicly. The California native and his wife Michelle have a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in 2018,...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- A judge has denied bail for former UFC Champion Cain after he was arrested in a shooting that happened last week in San Jose.Velasquez reportedly shot into a car, aiming for a man accused of molesting a 4-year-old relative, but hit someone else, according to court documents.READ MORE | Former UFC champ Cain Velasquez charged with attempted murder after 1 person injured in car shootingThe man, who was in the car with two others at the time, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting.According to the court documents, the target of the shooting - 43-year-old Harry Goularte - is facing felony charges for reportedly molesting a child who is a close relative of Velasquez. He was unharmed in the shooting, authorities say.Goularte was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Feb. 25. He was released under the conditions that he stay on house arrest in Morgan Hill, stay 100 yards away from any child under 14, and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.He was on his way to get the...
    SAN JOSE — Former mixed-martial arts champion Cain Velasquez was denied bail by a judge Monday, keeping him in jail for the foreseeable future as he fights an attempted murder charge alleging he tried to shoot and kill a man accused of molesting his child relative. In a heated San Jose courtroom packed by dozens of supporters of Velasquez, prosecutor Aaron French and high-profile celebrity attorney Mark Geragos sparred over whether the San Jose-based two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title holder could be safely released with high money bail and electronic monitoring. Related Articles Former UFC star Cain Velasquez: ‘Family man’ under harsh new spotlight amid claims of vigilantism Cain Velasquez: 11-mile car chase, then he shot at man accused of molesting underage relative, charges say Update: Former MMA star Cain Velasquez shot at man charged with molesting his relative, sources say French stressed that the criminal charges allege that Velasquez followed and chased 43-year-old Harry Goularte and his parents from San Martin before shooting at them in South San Jose on Feb....
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — With a courtroom filled with his supporters, former MMA Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez was denied bail Monday on attempted murder and other charges stemming from a shooting targeting a man who has been charged with felony child molestation. The victim in the molestation case is related to Velasquez. His intention, prosecutors say, was to kill or injure 43-year-old Harry Goularte, who had been released by authorities after being charged in the molestation case. READ MORE: Apple Prepares To Unveil Product Updates Amid Turbulent Stock MarketA plea to the charges was carried over to an April 12th hearing. Velasquez was accompanied in court by his attorney, Mark Geragos, who is well known in the Bay Area from his defense of Scott Peterson. The incident began when Morgan Hill police received word around 3 p.m. Feb. 28 of a shooting near the intersection of Cochran Road and Butterfield Boulevard. Responding officers arrived to find victim — Paul Bender — suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening...
    Joe Rogan offered strong words of support for former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who was arrested in February after attempting to shoot a man accused of molesting a child in his family member, according to a report. “I mean, my only wish is that he did it with his hands,” famed podcaster Rogan said during his show this week. “My only wish is that he just ran the car off the road, pulled that guy out of the f*cking car, and beat him to death. F*ck you.”  According to the Denver Post: The accused man, 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, lives at the home that hosts a daycare business run by his mother, according to a criminal complaint that charged Goularte with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. Goularte was arraigned Friday, and a judge granted him supervised release, over objections from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Three days later, at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, Velasquez allegedly opened fire at a car carrying...
    Even in retirement, Cain Velasquez’s mixed martial arts training entourage never left his side. Over and over, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship star walked into the cavernous training halls of American Kickboxing Academy in South San Jose with his children in tow – even guiding them into the ring to play. “They were part of the team,” said Favian Gutierrez, 37, a fellow fighter at the gym. “He’s been a family man.” UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez poses for a portrait at Tramway Oval on February 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)  But last week, another image emerged – this time, of Velasquez standing shackled in a Santa Clara County courtroom, accused of trying to shoot a man charged with molesting Velasquez’s underage relative. The allegations cast renewed national attention on a fighter who notoriously shunned UFC’s bright spotlight. And it laid bare support for a brand of vigilantism that fans and fellow fighters lauded on social media – even as prosecutors decried Velasquez’s alleged crime as reckless, and law experts described the arguments supporting him...
    RONDA ROUSEY has publicly offered her support to fellow ex-UFC and WWE star Cain Velasquez after he was charged with attempted murder. The former UFC heavyweight champion was arrested this week after he was allegedly involved in a shooting in San Jose, according to reports. 2Cain Velasquez has been charged with attempted murderCredit: The Sun 2Ronda Rousey has offered her support to the UFC legendCredit: WWE Cops said that one man was shot and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday. Velasquez was arrested and booked in the Santa Clara County Jail, police records show, with ESPN then reporting that he was formally charged on Wednesday with attempted premeditated murder and multiple gun assault. The 39-year-old is accused of targeting Harry Eugene Goularte, who is charged with allegedly molesting one of Velasquez's young relatives. He now faces 10 counts that could carry more than 20 years of jail time if he is convicted, per a court document. Velasquez was following Goularte's truck in his own vehicle during an ‘11-mile, high-speed chase’ through San Jose before ramming it and then...
    (CNN)Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez faces a charge of attempted murder after prosecutors say he shot one man while intending to kill another man who was recently charged with molesting one of Velasquez's relatives.The shooting Monday afternoon occurred during an "11-mile, high speed chase through busy streets into Sane Jose," the Santa Clara, California, District Attorney's office said in a statement, as Velasquez pursued his target, who was in a vehicle with two other people. Velasquez, the statement said, fired at the vehicle from his Ford truck, striking his intended target's 63-year-old male relative. The victim who was shot was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the San Jose Police Department previously said. "The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck," Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement Wednesday. "This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family." The attempted murder charge stems from Velasquez's intent to kill his target, but he faces 10...
    PROFESSIONAL wrestler Cain Velasquez is known for fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Cain Velasquez made his wrestling debut over a decade ago in 2006. 2Cain Velasquez is a former UFC heavyweight championCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is Cain Velasquez's net worth? The 39-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion has earned quite the wealth during his career. Celebrity Net Worth reports that he has an estimated net worth of $4million. Velasquez has been a UFC heavyweight champion twice during his career. Cain Ramirez Velasquez was born on June 28, 1982, in Salinas, California. Most read in MMAFIGHTING FAMILY Who is Umar Nurmagomedov, and is he related to Khabib?UFC 272 PPV price How much will it cost to watch Masvidal vs Covington fight in USA?CHAOS' CHANGE Masvidal says Covington targets females as he's preparing for a 'SEX CHANGE''FRAGILE' Diaz shuts down blockbuster McGregor trilogy fight with brutal taunt He is not only a former UFC champion but he also is a retired mixed martial artist. The wrestler made his MMA debut in 2006 fighting against esse Fujarczyk, which he won by a...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KABC) -- Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is being held without bail for allegedly shooting at a pickup truck carrying a man who is accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old relative.Velasquez chased the pickup carrying Harry Goularte through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities on Feb 28.Investigators say 39-year-old Velasquez rammed the truck with his own vehicle before firing off several rounds with a .40-caliber pistol, wounding Goularte's stepfather, who was driving, in his arm and torso, prosecutors said.About 100 people wearing T-shirts that read "Free Cain" showed up at the courthouse to show their support.Last week, deputies were called to a San Marin daycare owned by Goularte's mother regarding allegations of sexual assault involving a child, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday.After interviewing the child and others, investigators determined that a sexual assault had taken place and Goularte, 43, was arrested soon after, the office said.Velasquez is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday for attempted murder and other charges.The Associated Press contributed to this report
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — While former MMA Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez stood in front of judge, hearing the attempted murder and several charges levied against him, the courtroom was filled with dozens of supporters, wearing “#FreeCain” t-shirts, who say the shooting was justified. The charges stem from his involvement car chase and shooting days before. An innocent man was wounded after Velasquez opened fire on a vehicle containing a man suspected of molesting a minor relative of the former MMA champion. READ MORE: Early Morning Quake Near The Geysers Jolts Wine CountyHis intention, prosecutors say, was to kill or injure 43-year-old Harry Goularte, who had been released by authorities after being charged with felony child molestation. A little after 3 p.m. Monday, Morgan Hill Police received word of a shooting near the intersection of Cochran Road and Butterfield Boulevard. Responding officers arrived to find victim — Paul Bender — suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. According to police, Velasquez followed Bender’s vehicle because Goularte was inside. At...
    SAN JOSE, California -- Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges after authorities said he fired at a pickup truck carrying a man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old family member.Velasquez was arrested Monday after he chased a pickup carrying Harry Goularte through busy streets in three Silicon Valley cities, ramming the vehicle with his own pickup truck during an 11-mile (18-kilometer) high-speed chase, prosecutors said.Velasquez fired a .40-caliber pistol at the vehicle several times, wounding Goularte's stepfather, who was driving, in his arm and torso, prosecutors said.Velasquez, 39, appeared in court Wednesday but his arraignment was postponed until Monday. He is being held without bail at Santa Clara County Main Jail.Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is representing Velasquez. Geragos did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday.About 100 people wearing T-shirts that read "Free Cain" showed up at the courthouse to show their support.Last week, deputies were called to a San Marin daycare owned by Goularte's mother regarding allegations of sexual assault involving...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Santa Clara County authorities charged former MMA Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez with attempted murder and several other crimes Wednesday for his involvement in a car chase and shooting days before. Dozens of Velasquez’s supporters filed into the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice Wednesday. READ MORE: Camera Captures Apparent Tip Jar Theft At East Bay Pizza Parlor“I don’t blame him, I 100% don’t blame him,” said Eric Christensen. “What Cain did, he had to take matters into his own hands.” UFC Champion Cain Velasquez court appearance (CBS) The charges came against the 39-year-old San Jose resident after police said he rammed into and shot at a vehicle on Monday that carried a man who allegedly molested a juvenile relative of Velasquez’s. A little after 3 p.m. Monday, Morgan Hill Police received word of a shooting near the intersection of Cochrane Road and Butterfield Boulevard. Responding officers arrived to find victim Paul Bender suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. According to police, Velasquez...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Court documents are revealing a possible motive in the San Jose shooting on Monday that led to the arrest of Cain Velasquez. The former UFC champion is accused of shooting into a car, aiming for a man accused of molesting a child relative, but hit someone else.The man, who was in the car with two others at the time, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting.According to the court documents, the target of the shooting - 43-year-old Harry Goularte - is facing felony charges for reportedly molesting a child who is a close relative of Velasquez. He was unharmed in the shooting, authorities say.Goularte was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Feb. 25. He was released under the conditions that he stay on house arrest in Morgan Hill, stay 100 yards away from any child under 14, and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.He was on his way to get the monitor when Cain attempted to shoot him, according to authorities.Goularte's male relative, 63, was struck once, but expected...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Court documents are revealing a possible motive in the San Jose shooting on Monday that led to the arrest of Cain Velasquez. The former UFC champion reportedly shot into a car, aiming for a man accused of molesting a relative, but hit someone else.The man, who was in the car with two others at the time, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting near Monterey Road and Bailey Avenue.According to the court documents, the target of the shooting - 43-year-old Harry Goularte - is facing felony charges for reportedly molesting a child who is a close relative of Velasquez.Goularte was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Feb. 25. He was released under the conditions that he stay on house arrest in Morgan Hill, stay 100 yards away from any child under 14, and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.Goularte was on his way to get the monitor when Cain attempted to shoot him, according to authorities.Velasquez is now in jail on an attempted murder charge.This is a breaking...
    SAN JOSE — Mixed-martial arts star Cain Velasquez allegedly followed and chased a vehicle carrying a man accused of molesting his underage relative, pursuing him and his parents for several miles before opening fire on them on a remote road in South San Jose, according to newly filed charging documents accusing Velasquez of attempted murder. Velasquez, 39, of Gilroy was formally charged with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges Wednesday, in connection with a roadside encounter Monday in which he allegedly shot and wounded the stepfather of the man authorities say Velasquez was targeting. According to a criminal complaint and an accompanying police summary filed Wednesday, Velasquez followed 43-year-old Harry Goularte as he traveled Monday afternoon with his parents in a pickup truck from their San Martin home and through Morgan Hill. The police summary authored by San Jose police stated that at one point, Velasquez shot at Goularte at least once near Butterfield Boulevard and Cochrane Road. A more aggressive chase ensued, and Velasquez, traveling in his own pickup truck, caught up with the family near Monterey Road...
    MMA star Cain Velasquez has allegedly shot a suspected pedo who attacked a young family member of his "up to 100 times". Velasquez opened fire on a car that was carrying the suspected child molester and two others on Monday, according to local reports. 2Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez faces charges of attempted murderCredit: Getty 2The ex-boxer is being held in a Santa Clara County Main Jail without bailCredit: San José Police Department It's believed the former UFC champion carried out the attack after the suspected pedo, Harry Eugene Goularte, 43, was released by cops after being charged with molesting a minor under 14 "up to 100 times". The bloody attack occurred in San Jose shortly after 3.15pm and injured Goularte's step dad, who was rushed to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A third passenger, who remains unnamed, was unharmed. Velasquez is being held in a Santa Clara County Main Jail without bail on suspicion of attempted murder, according to The Mercury News. The alleged shooting occurred three days after police released Goularte - who lives at a home-daycare...
    (CNN)Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested in connection with a shooting in California's Bay Area, police said. The victim was taken Monday to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the San Jose Police Department.Velasquez was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, police said in a tweet and he was still there Tuesday. CNN has reached out to Velasquez and his manager for comment. It is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.Police provided few details, other than saying the incident occurred near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue. CNN has requested a police report but had not received one by Tuesday afternoon. "The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time," San Jose police said.Read MoreDelaney Murray of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said, "Our Office has not received the police report yet to review and therefore have no information on Mr. Velasquez. No charges have been filed at this time."A jail entry indicated there was no bail set and a...
    Former mixed martial arts heavyweight Cain Velasquez was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in the Bay Area, authorities said. A man was shot around 3 p.m. in Morgan Hill, according to the San Jose Police Department. The man, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, police said. Authorities did not offer additional details about the shooting but said Velasquez, 39, was taken into custody. The Santa Clara district attorney’s office is reviewing the case, according DA spokesperson Sean Webby. "[Velasquez] was booked into Santa Clara County main jail ... [on suspicion of] attempted murder,” San Jose Police said on social media. “The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.” According to jail records, Velasquez was still in police custody as of Tuesday and was expected to appear in court Wednesday. Born in Salinas and raised in Yuma, Ariz., Velasquez wrestled while attending Arizona State University. He was named wrestler of the year in the NCAA’s Pac-10...
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is facing an attempted murder charge in California following a non-fatal shooting in the San Jose area. Velasquez is being held without bail until his first court date on Wednesday. The San Jose Police announced the shooting near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue on Monday evening before revealing Velasquez's arrest on Twitter the following morning. 'Cain Velasquez was the suspect arrested yesterday in connection with this incident,' read the Tweet from San Jose police. 'He was booked into Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder.' 'The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.' One male victim was rushed to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury after being shot 'at least once,' according to police.  Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is facing an attempted murder charge in California following a non-fatal shooting in the San Jose area He retired in 2019 following a 26-second defeat to current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on February 17, 2019 (pictured) abc7news Privacy Policy The San Jose...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested in connection with a shooting in the Bay Area city of Morgan Hill, police announced Tuesday.Velasquez was taken into custody Monday and booked into the Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder.Police said the motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, PREVIOUS STORY BELOW:A man was injured and the suspect was taken into custody after a shooting near Morgan Hill Monday afternoon, according to San Jose police.Officers say the shooting happened near Monterey Road and Bailey Avenue.KGO-TV's SKY7 was over the scene which showed several police vehicles around a pick-up truck that had all of its doors open on the side of the road. If you're on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch livePolice say a man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the shooting suspect was taken into custody.However, officers say the motive behind the shooting is unknown at this time.Police warn drivers that traffic will be impacted in both...
    Twitter reacts to shocking Cain Velasquez arrest news. News broke late Monday night that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been arrested after a shooting that sent a man to the hospital. He is being charged with attempted murder, according to TMZ. Unfortunately, news like this is not uncommon in the sport. Two of the UFC’s biggest stars, Jon Jones and Conor McGregor are frequently tangled in controversy but no one quite expected this from fan-favorite and “Mr. Nice Guy” Cain Velasquez.Twitter was shocked to learn that Cain Velasquez had been charged with attempted murderHere’s how Twitter responded when the news broke. It’s weird how my brain actually was very prepared to hear that a former UFC heavyweight champ had been arrested for shooting someone but it was not at all prepared for that former champ to be Cain Velasquez. — Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) March 1, 2022 Didnt have Cain Velasquez shooting someone on my 2022 MMA and Pro Wrestler bingo card. Crazy. — Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) March 1, 2022 The Cain Velasquez story today is very disturbing. So...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez was arrested yesterday in connection with a shooting in Morgan Hill, police said.He was booked into Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder.Police said the motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, PREVIOUS STORY BELOW:A man was injured and the suspect was taken into custody after a shooting near Morgan Hill Monday afternoon, according to San Jose police.Officers say the shooting happened near Monterey Road and Bailey Avenue.SKY7 was over the scene which showed several police vehicles around a pick-up truck that had all of its doors open on the side of the road. If you're on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch livePolice say a man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the shooting suspect was taken into custody.However, officers say the motive behind the shooting is unknown at this time.Police warn drivers that traffic will be impacted in both directions on Monterey Highway for several hours.Units are currently...
    Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested and booked in connection to a shooting in San Jose, California, TMZ reports. According to police, the 39-year-old UFC and WWE legend was involved in a shooting on Monday afternoon near a high school in San Jose, California. #BREAKING:NEW:@ufc star Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and being held on no bail. #DEVELOPING pic.twitter.com/qzRDxQpmH1 — Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) March 1, 2022 As TMZ reports: In the alleged incident, one person was shot while another was arrested. Nothing further surrounding the circumstances of the situation has been released. Jail records show Velasquez is still in custody as of Tuesday morning … and has a court date set for Wednesday at noon. 2/ Additional updates will be shared here when available. Please avoid the area as we conduct our investigation. Traffic will be impacted in both directions on Monterey Hwy for several hours. TOC: 3:14 PM — San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 1, 2022 After one of the most dominating runs in UFC...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Former MMA two-time heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was being held early Tuesday for attempted murder in a San Jose shooting that left a man with non-life threating injuries. San Jose police said the shooting took place around 3:15 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in south San Jose. READ MORE: UPDATE: Homeless Encampment Fire Erupts Under Key MacArthur Maze OnrampResponding officers discovered an adult male with a gunshot wounds. He was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital. His condition was not released, but investigators said the wounds were non-life threatening. Velasquez was taken into custody. No other details of the arrest or the motive behind the shooting have been released. READ MORE: VIDEO: Suspects Ditch Car, Run From Police In San Francisco Noe Valley ChaseThe 39-year-old was booked into the Santa Clara County main jail and held without bail. His arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday. Velasquez was forced by injuries to retire from MMA in 2019. During his career, he earned UFC heavyweight championship titles in...
    FORMER UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested after he was allegedly involved in a shooting in San Jose, according to reports. Cops said that one man was shot and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday. 1Former UFC star Cain Velasquez has been arrested after he was allegedly involved in a shooting, reports sayCredit: Getty Velasquez has been arrested and was booked in the Santa Clara County Jail, police records show. He’s being held on no bail but is not known what charges he faces. It’s not known how the mixed martial arts star was involved in the shooting, NBC Bay Area reports. Cops told residents to avoid the Monterey Highway area for “several hours” on Monday afternoon. Investigations into the shooting are ongoing.   Velasquez is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and appeared in WWE between 2019 and 2020. Most read in SportGLOVES ARE OFF Klitschkos on Putin's 'kill list’ as 400 mercenaries flown into UkraineHOME TIME Kyiv mayor and boxing legend Vitali Klitschko warns Russian army 'go back home'HOME BIRDIE Take a tour...
    Getty A former UFC heavyweight champion was detained in Northern California after a shooting. According to NBC Bay Area, who confirmed with sources, Cain Velasquez was involved in a shooting in San Jose, CA on Monday afternoon.Police Say An ‘Adult Male’ Was Shot ‘at Least Once’ as Cain Velasquez Is Being Held Without Bail #BREAKING:NEW:@ufc star Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and being held on no bail. #DEVELOPING pic.twitter.com/qzRDxQpmH1 — Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) March 1, 2022 According to NBC Bay Area, the shooting occurred “near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill,” and was reported at 3:14 pm. According to the outlet, there was no motive given for the shooting but “one man was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and another man was arrested.” The victim, an “adult male” was shot “at least once” according to the San Jose Police Media Relations. According to the outlet, Velasquez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. Heavy obtained the inmate records that confirm Velasquez was booked on...
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