Cain Velasquez has been denied bail for a second time, while his legal team also offered up the defence that his alleged actions leading to his imprisonment were affected by CTE.
On May 16th, former UFC star Cain Velasquez was denied bail for a second time despite being willing to post a $1 million bond.
Velasquez is currently awaiting trial on charges of first-degree attempted murder. During the hearing, Velasquez’ legal team revealed that the star was willing to post bond, be subject to electronic monitoring and round the clock supervision.
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.
At the hearing, the alleged victim, Paul Bender spoke out against Velasquez, commenting that he suffered a severed brachial artery and nerve damage as a result of the incident. He also alleged that his injuries left him unable to work.
“Cain Velasquez has no respect for human life,” Bender said in his testimony. “I am fearful for my life as well as the lives of my family.”
Cain Velasquez’ legal team also offered the defence that CTE or Traumatic Brain Injury had led to the star act impulsively.
In denying the former MMA star bail, Judge Brown said that the incident demonstrated a “reckless, disregard for human life.”
Inside The Ropes will continue to update this story as it develops.