- Cain Velasquez’s newest plea for bail has been rejected
- His protection crew argues the presence of traumatic mind damage and CTE from his combating profession
- Velasquez’s lawyer Mark Geragos sees a silver lining for the protection
The hopes of Cain Velasquez being let out on bail have as soon as once more been shot down following his second court docket listening to.
Nolan King of MMA Junkie reported the blow-by-blow updates on the listening to and the explanations as to why Decide Shelyna Brown determined to not grant the previous UFC heavyweight champion short-term freedom till he enters his plea listening to on June 10.
Velasquez’s protection crew, headed by lawyer to the celebrities Mark Geragos, led with the argument that he was affected by the consequences of traumatic mind damage (TBI) and doable CTE because of the years that he spent in combined martial arts (MMA).
Nonetheless, the Santa Clara district lawyer’s workplace, represented by Aaron French, vehemently argued that Velasquez’s actions had been too consider to chalk as much as TBI and CTE.
French then allowed the person whom Velasquez allegedly shot, Paul Bender, to take the ground and supply feedback as to why the choose shouldn’t grant the movement.
“Cain Velasquez has no respect for human life. Cain Velasquez doesn’t care who sees him do that. I’m fearful for my life, in addition to for the lives of my household. No quantity of bail or GPS monitor will cease Cain Velasquez,” he mentioned as quoted by MMA Junkie.
Decide Brown would later give her verdict for the day’s listening to.
“They’ve introduced some proof that Mr. Velasquez suffers from TBI (traumatic mind damage) and probably from CTE. They argue that maybe it’s one among, or each of, these medical considerations or circumstances that will have led to a scarcity of impulse management,” mentioned Decide Brown as she recapped the arguments introduced by Geragos’ facet.
“The court docket all the time appreciates group curiosity in a case, however the court docket isn’t dominated by group opinion in any respect. The court docket is dominated solely by the legislation. The legislation, on this case, is evident.”
For the Mexican-American and his crew, the truth that the choose acknowledged that TBI and CTE might have probably performed an element has given them a sliver of hope.
“Clearly, I respectfully disagree. Nonetheless, if there may be any sort of a silver lining, it’s that the court docket opined he (Cain Velasquez) has a viable protection,” mentioned Geragos after the listening to.
Velasquez’s troubles with the legislation started about two months in the past when he chased and shot up a automobile that included Bender and Harry Goularte–a person who was charged with molesting a “shut relative” of Velasquez.
With a 20-year sentence observing Velasquez within the face, his protection crew might be working day and evening till the June 10 plea listening to the place it will likely be dominated whether or not the case will prolong additional to a trial or a settlement might be reached between the 2 sides.
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