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Former UFC champ faces tried homicide


Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has a trial date as he faces a handful of costs, together with tried homicide.

The trial is scheduled to start Sept. 9 in Santa Clara County (Calif.) courtroom, Decide Elizabeth C. Petersen dominated throughout a trial setting Wednesday. Velasquez was current on the listening to and was represented by lawyer Renee Hessling.

Hessling requested for the trial setting to be rescheduled on the idea her not too long ago acquired subpoena proof was incomplete. District lawyer consultant Aaron French pushed again, pointing to the a number of trial-setting continuances over the previous 12 months and the alleged sufferer’s eagerness to progress the authorized proceedings.

Decide Petersen in the end determined a trial date must be placed on the books.

A trial readiness listening to is scheduled for June 26. Motions have to be filed by Aug. 12 and accomplished by Aug. 26. Witness lists have to be submitted by Sept. 4.

Velasquez’s arrest got here after he allegedly pursued and shot at a person, Harry Goularte, accused of molesting Velasquez’s four-year-old son at a daycare. Velasquez allegedly chased a automotive carrying Goularte and relations throughout a high-speed chase with a bullet putting Goularte’s stepfather inflicting harm.

Goularte faces one rely of lewd acts with a baby and at the moment awaits a trial setting listening to of his personal in July.

Velasquez spent almost 9 months incarcerated earlier than he was granted $1 million bail with stipulations, together with GPS surveillance and TBI therapy. He has been permitted to journey for skilled wrestling occasions, to nook AKA teammates in Bellator and UFC fights, and make appearances.

Velasquez, 41, faces costs of tried homicide (one rely), taking pictures at a motorcar or plane (one rely), assault with a firearm (three counts), assault with a lethal weapon (three counts), willfully discharging a firearm from a car (one rely) and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony (one rely). Velasquez has pleaded not responsible to the costs.

If discovered responsible of tried homicide, Velasquez faces a minimal of 20 years and as much as life in jail, in response to the California penal code. He faces further time if discovered responsible of different counts.

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