New evidence in case against Cain Velasquez further delays hearing to Nov. 7

Cain Velasquez will go to court in September for attempted murder charge

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez now has a date set for his day in court where he will face charges of attempted murder.

Arguably one of the best champions to ever wear the belt, Velasquez is due in court on Sept. 9., in Santa Clara County, California. Judge Elizabeth Peterson set the date on Wednesday while the former professional mixed martial artist stood alongside his attorney Renee Hessling.

According to a report from MMAFighting’s Damon Martin, “At the latest hearing, Hessling requested another continuance, but prosecutor Aaron French, who represented the District Attorney’s office, argued against another delay, complaining that the trial setting had already been pushed back several times. A continuance for the trial setting was granted back in February due to subpoena requests that the defense was still waiting to receive, including records from the UFC.”

Velasquez was arrested and charged in February 2022 for allegedly going on a high-speed chase and firing a handgun multiple times at a car carrying Harry Goularte, the man facing separate charges for allegedly sexually molesting Velasquez’s four-year-old son at a daycare owned and operated by Goularte’s mother.

Goularte’s stepfather Paul Bender was struck in the leg by a bullet allegedly fired by Velasquez.

Velasquez spent eight months behind bars until he was finally granted bail in November 2022 when Judge Arthur Bocanegra granted his release on $1 million bond, along with conditions that the retired fighter wear a GPS ankle monitor and undergoes outpatient treatment for traumatic brain injury and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy).

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