Cain Velasquez has been denied bail for his ongoing attempted murder case in San Jose, California, USA.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion appeared at the Santa Clara County Hall on Monday for arraignment. At that hearing, Judge Shelyna Brown deemed that “the risk is too great” to set bail for Velasquez at this moment.
News of the recent courtroom decision was reported by Robert Salonga of The Mercury News on Monday.
Velasquez, 39, was arrested last week after allegedly getting into a car chase with Harry Goularte, who is facing charges for allegedly molesting a relative of his. The car chase allegedly concluded with Velasquez firing a weapon into a car with three individuals, causing one of them to suffer non-life threatening injures.
Velasquez is facing 10 charges, including attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle or aircraft, willfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony.
“The facts are clear here,” said Judge Brown. “This was an alleged act of violence that involved following the individuals, chasing the individuals, ramming the individuals, and firing at the individuals at point-blank range.”
Velasquez’s attorney is Mark Geragos, a high-profile lawyer who has worked on cases involving celebrities like Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Susan McDougal, and others.
Gegaros expressed discontent with the court’s decision to keep Velasquez in custody.
“This is why people are disgusted, and rightfully so, with the criminal justice system,” he reportedly said following the decision.
Velasquez’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 12th.