“Free Cain” is a two-term demand from customers that has been reported numerous times. It is been printed on T-shirts and banners. It has flooded social media as a caption.
In actuality, it is nonetheless to take place – some thing protection attorney Mark Geragos hopes changes Monday when Cain Velasquez’s bail listening to takes position at the Santa Clara County Corridor of Justice in San Jose, Calif.
“The bail hearing is scheduled for Monday, and we’re hopeful that he’ll be unveiled on conditions and situations that can fulfill the court that there is no risk, which there obviously is not,” Geragos explained to MMA Junkie on Thursday.
At an arraignment hearing March 7, Judge Sheylna Brown known as Velasquez’s alleged actions “reckless” and voiced her feeling that it posed also wonderful a possibility to release him on bail. The identical decide will oversee Velasquez’s hearing Monday.
Geragos does not check out Velasquez in the identical mild and hopes the decide reconsiders at Monday’s bail hearing, ahead of a plea listening to scheduled for June 10.
“Based on what I’ve viewed of Cain and what I know of Cain, there is no menace,” Geragos reiterated.
Velasquez faces fees of attempted murder (a single depend), taking pictures at a motor motor vehicle or aircraft (one particular rely), assault with a firearm (3 counts), assault with a deadly weapon (3 counts), willfully discharging a firearm from a car (just one count), and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony (a person rely).
If found guilty of tried murder, Velasquez faces a minimal of 20 yrs and up to existence in prison. He faces added time if located responsible of other counts.
Velasquez was arrested and billed following he allegedly shot at accused baby molester Harry Goularte, whose stepfather Paul Bender took a bullet to the shoulder. Goularte, who was not struck, faces a felony charge of “a lewd and lascivious act with a little one under the age of 14,” who allegedly is a 4-year-previous relative of Velasquez.
3 days prior to the capturing, Goularte was launched on bail. Goularte was scheduled for a plea listening to April 13, but Choose Le Jacqueline Duong granted a continuance until June 6 at the ask for of each lawyers.
Immediately after that continuance, Goularte’s protection attorney, Stephen DeFilippis, claimed his client is harmless and intends on continuing to be a part of hearings practically likely forward.
At all hearings to date for Velasquez and Goularte, a large contingent of “#FreeCain” protestors and supporters have been existing. Velasquez, who has been incarcerated for additional than 60 days, has issued 3 statements since his arrest. In the 1st, he thanked supporters and asked for victims to come ahead. In the second, Velasquez questioned for donations for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community) as component of Countrywide Sexual Assault Consciousness & Kid Abuse Prevention Thirty day period.
A third tweet came minutes right before his hearing previous Friday, in which Velasquez wished his daughter a delighted birthday and expressed hope that a judge would grant him bail.