Cain Velasquez was released on bail by a Santa Clara County court. On Tuesday, Judge Artur Bocanegra approved the motion of Velasquez’s lawyers. Velázquez’s two previous petitions were rejected by the court.
Conditions for Velasquez’s release include $1 million bail, GPS-monitored house arrest, outpatient treatment for head injuries, counseling, and a protection order to stay at least 300 yards away from alleged victims Harry Goularte, Patricia Goulart and Paul Bender.
“Mr. Velasquez, I would not have released you if I had not been convinced that, finally, release at this time, eight months later, that you would be a danger to Harry Goulart, in the first place, Patricia Goulart or Paul Bender or the public” , the judge said. Bocanegra said.
“But if you are as devoted as a husband and father, I must believe, and I am sure that he will not endanger anything that could take away from your son, your daughter or your family. I hope you don’t prove me wrong. .”
On March 2, Velázquez was formally charged with one count of attempted murder in the first degree, along with nine other assault and weapon charges.February 28 in California. The car reportedly sheltered Harry Goulart Jr. Gularte was released on bail amid allegations that he molested a close relative of Velázquez. The unintended target, Goulart’s stepfather, is said to have been shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A trial date has not yet been set.