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Cain Velasquez pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge, asks for permission to travel for wrestling event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was in court on Monday for the first time since he was granted bail and released from prison less than two weeks ago. The 40-year-old Velasquez pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges November 21 and also ask for permission to travel out of state.

Velasquez, who posted bail and was released from Santa Clara County jail on November 9 after eight months behind bars, faces the attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot at a pickup truck carrying the man accused of molesting his child. Velasquez missed his intended target, Harry Goularte and struck Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, with a bullet. Prosecutors state Valasquez also rammed the vehicle with his own truck during a high-speed chase.

The former world champion turned pro wrestler and his attorney, Ed Sousa, went before Judge Daniel T. Nishigaya and made a motion for the court to permit him to compete at a Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide professional wrestling event December 3 in Arizona.

The judge is slated to rule Tuesday on the out-of-state travel request.

Velasquez’s next hearing will be December 28.

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