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Cain Velasquez thanks supporters, predicts “justice will be served” in plea hearing

Cain Velasquez expressed his gratitude to supporters Tuesday in a plea appearance Tuesday in San Jose, California.

Represented by celebrity attorney Mark Geragos, and with friend and training partner Daniel Cormier and American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendes reportedly in the gallery, Velasquez, 39, was issued a continuance until May 6 after being arrested back in February on attempted murder charges.

Velasquez, 39, is accused of chasing family relative Harry Goularte, 43, with his truck and ramming the side of his truck before firing several shots with a gun and injuring Goularte’s stepfather in the arm.

Goularte is expected to have his own plea hearing for charges of “a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14” at the same courthouse on Wednesday. He has been out on bail since his initial arrest.

“To everyone that has expressed your support, my family and I will never be able to thank you enough,” Velasquez wrote. “From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are grateful for your love. Your selfless gestures and kind words have given me strength in my darkest times. This story is complex and slowly unraveling as we speak. To the true victims of this case, may God give you the strength to come forward. Though it is most difficult to relive the pain that has happened to you, in speaking the truth, justice will be served and your own true healing can start. I will never stop helping or loving my community and all of you. Thank you for loving me.”

Velasquez was initially denied bail on March 7 by Judge Shelyna Brown. He is looking at approximately 20 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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