Cain Velasquez will have to wait a little while longer before having his day in court. The MMA star was charged with attempted murder after shooting the wrong person while trying to hunt down a man who allegedly molested a family member. Velasquez was issued a continuance in the case, which will push back the timeframe for his trial.
The news was reported by ESPN MMA insider Marc Raimondi. A new bail hearing is now set for May 16. Cain Velasquez’s plea hearing will now take place on June 10. At the bail hearing, a judge will decide whether Cain will be allowed to stay out of jail during his trial.
“Cain Velasquez was issued a continuance in his attempted murder case Friday morning. The new bail hearing has been pushed back to May 16 and a plea hearing has been scheduled for June 10, per his team.
The bail hearing, where a judge will reconsider granting Velasquez bail, was scheduled for Friday morning. But apparently in Santa Clara County, bail motions are only heard on Mondays. So now, it will be May 16.”
The MMA community has come out in support of Cain Velasquez. Ronda Rousey said if she was in the same situation, she would have done something even worse. The facts of the case will be what matters, so Cain is focused on his legal strategy.
Time will tell if the judge and jury will be sympathetic towards Cain. There is significant public support for leniency in the case. Now Cain Velasquez and his team have until June 10th to decide whether to make a plea bargain or to stand trial.
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