Cain Velasquez denied bail over ‘reckless’ behavior
Cain Velasquez has been denied bail in his attempted murder case.
Velasquez was arrested on Feb. 28 after allegedly shooting a man, who was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with attempted murder following the shooting.
The 39-year-old MMA fighter reportedly was shooting at a man who is accused of molesting one of Cain’s family members.
Velasquez had a hearing on Monday in Santa Clara County and was denied bail. Judge Shelyna Brown determined Velasquez was too much of a risk based on his “reckless” behavior.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been denied bail. Judge Shelyna Brown says "the risk is too great" after reviewing Velasquez's "reckless" alleged actions. He will be due back in court April 12.
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“This case involves allegations of extreme recklessness to human life,” Judge Brown said via MMA Junkie. “Ramming a vehicle in the middle of the day where our citizens are out driving, going about their business, and shooting out of a car at other individuals, which is reckless by any standard. Anyone could’ve been injured. Anyone could’ve been killed. When this court looks at Article 1, Section 12, it is this level of risk that the court must take into consideration. With that said, this court is making a ruling that the risk is too great. There will be no bail set at this time.”
The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion is due back in court on April 12.
Photo: Feb 17, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cain Velasquez (blue gloves) before his fight against Francis Ngannou (not pictured) before their bout during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Ngannou won via first round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports