Ex-UFC fighter Cain Velasquez’s second attempt at securing bail was denied by a Judge on Monday. The trained MMA champion will stay in jail where he faced attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a man while trying to target the man’s stepson, who is accused of molesting Velasquez’s 4-year-old relative.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Jose Franco granted the second bail attempt in early May with a plea hearing scheduled for June. Judge Shelyna Brown denied the second request, saying circumstances haven’t changed since her initial March 7 ruling where Brown stated the allegations against Velasquez show him to be a continued public danger.
The bail denial in March elicited public complaints from his supporters as Harry Goularte, the man accused of molesting Velasquez’s 4-year-old, had been released before his trial.
Velasquez is facing 10 assault and weapons charges that could result in over 20 years of jail time. He will remain in the Santa Clara County Main Jail and his plea hearing is scheduled for June 10.