Cain Velasquez Arraigned, Officially Charged With 10 Crimes Including Attempted Murder

Cain Velasquez Charged With 10 Crimes Including Attempted Murder

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  • Former UFC and WWE star Cain Velasquez was in court on Wednesday.
  • He was officially charged with 10 crimes including attempted murder.
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On Wednesday, two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and former WWE star Cain Velasquez had his first day in court since he was involved in a shooting in the San Jose area on Monday.

During his arraignment at San Jose’s Hall of Justice, the 39-year-old Velasquez was officially charged with 10 crimes. They include first degree attempted murder, premeditated murder, multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting an occupied motor vehicle.

Velasquez allegedly shot a .40 caliber semi-automatic gun into a Chevy Silverado occupied by 43-year-old Harry Goularte, hitting Goularte’s 63-year-old stepfather.

Goularte is facing felony charges of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14 for allegedly molesting a four-year-old child who is a close relative of Velasquez at a daycare center.

“Velasquez, 39, fired a handgun multiple times into a truck carrying Harry Goularte, and two older relatives and rammed the truck with his truck,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen stated in a news release. “Goularte’s male relative, 63, was struck once, but expected to survive.”

“The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck. This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.”

Cain Velasquez had his arraignment on Wednesday and was charged with multiple serious crimes

KTVU News reported…

Police said the gun was loaded with nine bullets in a 10-round magazine. Two spent casings were found on the front passenger seat. More casings were found at the scene. The gun was registered to Velasquez, police reports indicate.

Velasquez was ultimately stopped and arrested by Morgan Hill police near Madrone Avenue in San Jose.

Harry Goularte was released under the conditions that he stay in home detention in Morgan Hill, stay 100 yards away from any child under 14, and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Goularte was on his way to get the monitor when Velasquez started shooting, prosecutors said.

Many in the mixed martial arts community expressed their support for Velasquez on social media.