Cain Velasquez Granted Bail Eight Months After Attempted Murder Charge

Cain Velasquez

On February 28th Cain Velasquez was arrested in relation to a shooting near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill. It was later reported that Velasquez allegedly shot at a man who had recently been charged with molesting a close relative. In the incident, the man’s step-father was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Days later, it was reported that Velasquez was being charged with attempted murder as well as other crimes as a result of the incident and was being held in the Santa Clara County Jail without bail.

At the time, court documents obtained by TMZ provided details about the case, stating that Velasquez had been following 43 year old Harry Goularte, who allegedly molested what documents call a “close relative,” along with his mother and stepfather.

According to the report, Cain Velasquez, driving a black Ford F-250 truck, then allegedly shot multiple times into the Chevy Silverado being driven by Goularte’s stepfather. Authorities state that Velasquez allegedly also rammed into the Silverado before firing more shots, and then left the scene after authorities were notified. He was reportedly pulled over and arrested without issue.

Cain Velasquez’s Bond Was Set At $1 Million

Eight months after being charged with attempted murder, Cain Velasquez has finally been granted bail. He underwent a pre-trial hearing on November 7th and 8th, and Judge Arthur Bocanegra determined that while he should still undergo trial for his multiple charges, he granted the motion for the former WWE star to be granted bail ahead of his trial, which is set to take place on November 21st.

As a condition of his release, Cain Velasquez must pay $1 million, be subject to home detention with GPS tracking, which means he won’t be able to leave his residence without allowances from the court. He must also undergo treatment for traumatic brain injury and CTE as well as counseling for parents whose children have suffered sexual abuse. In addition, his home will be subjected to search and seizure as he won’t be allowed to have weapons in the home. He must adhere to a 300 ft. protective order to stay away from Goularte, his mother, and his stepfather.

As reported by, the judge presiding over the case had this to say:

“Mr. Velasquez, I would not release you if I was not convinced that finally a release at this time, eight months later, that you would be a danger to Harry Goularte, primarily, Patricia Goularte or Paul Bender or the public.

“But if you are as devoted as a husband and father, I have to believe and I’m confident he will not jeopardize anything that would take away from your son, your daughter or your family. I hope you don’t prove me wrong.”

Cain Velasquez responded by saying, “I won’t.”

Cain Velasquez became UFC Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Brock Lesnar in the octagon in 2010. Velasquez made his wrestling debut in 2019 for AAA and within two months was a part of WWE and once again squared off with The Beast Incarnate at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

Velasquez wrestled one more match for the company on a live event in Mexico City where he teamed with Humberto Carrillo to defeat The OC in tag team action. He was released from the company as part of budget cuts in April 2020.