Cain Velasquez granted $1 million bail after eight months in custody

After being in custody for over eight months, Cain Velasquez has been granted bail.

ESPN reported that the former UFC heavyweight champion was granted bail on Tuesday, which was set at $1 million and comes with several restrictions as Velasquez faces charges of attempted murder and ten gun-related charges.

In February, Velasquez was accused of opening fire on a vehicle that contained three people, including Harry Goularte, who is facing charges of sexually assaulting the four-year-old son of Velasquez. Velasquez allegedly shot Paul Bender, the father-in-law of Goularte, who was also in the vehicle.

Prior to Tuesday’s news, Velasquez had been denied bail four times by judge Shelyna Brown with bail being allowed by a different judge, Arthur Bocanegra.

MMA Fighting noted that Velasquez must stay at least 300 yards away from Goularte and his family and will be monitored by a GPS tracking device as his case continues. Velasquez will also undergo outpatient treatment for traumatic brain injury and CTE, counseling for parents of children who have suffered sexual abuse, and will not be allowed to have weapons in his home.

Velasquez is due back in court for his next hearing on Monday, November 21st in Santa Clara, California.

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