Ex-UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez used to be granted a continuance till Might 6 for a plea listening to after he used to be arrested in February on tried homicide fees.
On Tuesday, Velasquez stood in the entrance of a packed court docket. After the continuance, he gave the impression he grew to become towards the gallery and make a middle image along with his arms for individuals who confirmed improve right through the listening to. Longtime buddy and teammate Daniel Cormier and American Kickboxing Academy head trainer Javier Mendez had been reportedly within the gallery on the listening.
Velasquez used to be represented through legal professional Mark Geragos, who filed the request for the continuance that used to be granted through Pass judgment on Jose Franco.
Velasquez used to be at the beginning arrested on Feb. 28 after he allegedly engaged in an 11-mile, high-speed chase whilst additionally firing more than one round from a .40 caliber handgun in pursuit of an automobile wearing Harry Goularte, who’s accused of molesting an in depth relative of the ex-UFC heavyweight champion.
Goularte has been launched on bail in his personal court docket case over the objections of the district legal professional.
Following the unlock, Velasquez allegedly pursued Goularte from his house sooner than firing a number of pictures at the automobile. Goularte’s stepfather used to be in the long run hit by a bullet sooner than he used to be taken to a sanatorium to remedy non-life-threatening accidents from taking pictures.
Police later arrested Velasquez without incident and he used to be then charged with tried, premeditated homicide.
The illusion on Tuesday used to be his first since Pass judgment on Shelyna Brown denied Velasquez bail right through his preliminary arraignment in March, condemning his movements as “excessive recklessness to human lifestyles.”
Previous on Tuesday, Velasquez launched his first remark for the reason that alleged taking pictures and his next arrest.
“To everybody that has expressed your improve, my circle of relatives and I can by no means have the ability to thanks sufficient,” Velasquez wrote within the remark. “From the ground of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we’re without end thankful to your love. Your selfless gestures and type phrases have given me power in my darkest occasions.”
Since his arrest, Velasquez has gained overwhelming improvement from the MMA group together with letters written through UFC President Dana White and others that had been despatched to the pass judgment on overseeing the case previous to his arraignment in March.
If convicted of all fees, Velasquez may resist twenty years in jail.