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Cain Velasquez denied bail for second time on attempted murder charge

The former UFC heavyweight champion will remain in jail.
Cain Velasquez

The second attempt for former UFC heavyweight champion and former pro wrestler Cain Velasquez to be released on bail was denied Monday in Santa Clara (California) court.

Velasquez will next be in court on June 10th for a plea hearing on charges of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted of all charges, which includes ten gun-related ones, he faces a minimum of 20 years to a maximum of lifetime in prison.

Velasquez's team pushed for bail of $1 million, an electronic bracelet to trace his whereabouts, and for him to remain at home at all times. A supervisor to be with Velasquez 24/7 was also part of the proposal.

Velasquez's attorney also argued that he might be suffering from traumatic brain injury and has the potential for CTE as a result.

However, as she did on March 7th, judge Shelyna Brown denied bail, saying there was no medical change or anything else that would change the "risk analysis" for the court.

As part of the denial, Brown said, "This was such a reckless disregard for human life. In this case, it is not just Mr. Goularte and his family. It is every single citizen who was in danger of being shot or rammed with the vehicle at the time of this seven mile chase. So, this court is not thinking of not only of Mr. Goularte and his family but this court is considering every single citizen in Santa Clara county who was in proximity to this alleged incident.”

She is referring to the incident that landed the former MMA star and part-time WWE and AAA wrestler in jail to begin with.

On February 28th, the 39-year-old Velasquez allegedly followed and drove into the truck of Eugene Goularte who was charged with allegedly molesting one of Velasquez's relatives who was under ten years old. He then is alleged to have fired a handgun into Goularte's truck, striking Goularte's stepfather.