A former WWE Superstar will have to wait a while longer for their hearing in an attempted murder case that has seen them already spend months behind bars.
Former WWE and UFC star Cain Velasquez was arrested back at the end of February after he 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 his son. 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 been held without bail ever since and a new update on the case reported by MMAFighting says that Velasquez’s plea hearing has now been postponed until August 19th.
The man accused of molesting the former UFC Heavyweight Champion’s son, Harry Goularte has had a civil lawsuit filed against him. That lawsuit alleges general negligence, negligent hiring, supervision, retention, training and investigation, sexual battery, and sexual misconduct/sexual harassment. Cain Velasquez’s son attended a daycare business run by Goularte’s mother.
The first hearing for the civil lawsuit against Goularte will take place on the 6th of September while hearings for the criminal charges he is facing begin on the 20th of September. If convicted Goularte could face up to 8 years in prison in addition to a possible $10,000 fine.
Should Cain Velasquez be found guilty of premeditated attempted murder, the MMA star turned wrestler could face 20 years to life behind bars.