Previous UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez begged innocent Friday in a tried murder instance in Santa Clara (The Golden State) Area, his lawyer Mark Geragos informed ESPN.

Velasquez, 40, is being billed with tried murder and also 10 various other gun-related fees originating from a case where he purportedly ferreted out a male, Harry Goularte– that is being billed with molesting a young loved one of Velasquez– and also firing a weapon right into Goularte’s lorry, striking Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender. Velasquez has actually remained in prison given that Feb. 28 and also has actually been rejected bond on 3 different celebrations.

A pre-trial hearing in case is arranged for Sept. 26, where Geragos is anticipating to be able to obtain witnesses to affirm, the lawyer claimed. If the instance is not rejected then, he claimed, it would certainly after that most likely to test, which might start prior to completion of the year.

Geragos claimed the prosecution will certainly not be calling Goularte to affirm at the pre-trial hearing or at test, which he called “rubbish.” There will certainly be an activity hearing Aug. 29 to talk about whether Goularte not being a witness is reasonable to Velasquez. Geragos claimed the one matter Velasquez is encountering that might obtain him life behind bars is tried murder and also Goularte is the supposed sufferer of claimed cost.

Goularte was launched from custodianship Feb. 25 without bond after being jailed on a cost of raunchy or lascivious act on a kid under the age of 14.

” They’re attempting to seriously flee from the reality that the system fell short Cain,” Geragos claimed. “They do not wish to get involved in that. They wish to attempt a situation that’s separated from truth.”

Geragos included that he discovers it a dispute that the very same workplace is attempting both Velasquez and also Goularte in their corresponding situations, stating that it is offering “2 masters.”

Velasquez complied with Goularte’s vehicle in his very own lorry on an “11-mile, high-speed chase” with the city of San Jose, rammed the vehicle and also terminated a 40-caliber hand gun several times right into the vehicle, which lugged Goularte, Bender and also Goularte’s mom, Patricia, according to the DA’s workplace. Bender was struck with a bullet, though he endured non-life-threatening injuries.

Velasquez’s loved one, that is under one decade old, informed cops Feb. 24 that Goularte took them right into the shower room of a day care facility and also touched their genital areas, per a court file. The youngster claimed Goularte claimed not to inform anybody what took place which this scenario may have happened “100 times.” The youngster informed cops that they saw Goularte enter into the shower room with various other children, also.

The day care is possessed by Goularte’s mom. She and also Goularte have actually rejected any kind of misbehavior. Velasquez’s household has actually likewise submitted an oversight and also sex-related battery claim versus Goularte, Patricia and also Bender.

Goularte begged guilty to his criminal cost in June and also is arranged for an additional court day Sept. 20.

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