• Cain Velasquez Issues First Statement Since His Arrest
As we reported last month, former WWE wrestler & former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez shot a man.
According to MMA reporter Fight Oracle, Cain did this because a man allegedly abused one of his children at day care:
“The talk going around is Cain chased down 2 men riding in a vehicle. One of them is accused of abuse of one of Cain’s children at day care. The other person involved is the father of the alleged abuser.
Cain shot the father of the alleged abuser. I’m told Cain fired at least three times.
I don’t know if he got the 2 men confused. I don’t know if all the shots were fired at the same person. Or at both and only one landed.”
According to Police reports, Cain fired a .40-caliber handgun “multiple times” into a truck that was carrying 43-year-old Harry Goularte Jr. (who inappropriately touched the 4-year-old victim on multiple occasions), who is being charged for molestation.
Cain also rammed Harry’s Chevy Silverado truck with his Ford truck.
Velasquez is facing 10 charges, including:
– Attempted murder
– Shooting at an occupied motor vehicle or aircraft
– Three counts of assault with a firearm
– Three counts of assault with a deadly weapon
– Willfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony.
If convicted, Cain faces more than 20 years in prison.
Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen said the following in the press release:
“The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck. This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.”
Cain was denied bail and will stay in Jail till his next court hearing in mid-April.
Judge Shelyna Brown said the following:
“It is clear to this court that there is clear and convincing evidence that there is a substantial likelihood that release would result in great bodily injury, not just to the named complaining witnesses in this case but to Santa Clara residents at large.
This case involves allegations of extreme recklessness to human life.
Ramming a vehicle in the middle of the day where are citizens are out driving, going about their business and shooting out of a car at other individuals, which is reckless by any standard.
Anyone could have been injured. Anyone could have been killed and when this court looks at article 1, section 12, it is this level of risk that the court must take into consideration.
With that said, this court is making the ruling that the risk is too great and that there will be no bail set at this time.”
Cain has issued the following statement, which is his first statement since his arrest:
“To everyone who has expressed their support for us, my family and I can never thank you enough.
From the depths of our hearts and souls, we are eternally grateful for your love. Your selfless acts and encouraging words have given me strength in my darkest moments.
This story is complex and is slowly unfolding right now. To all the true victims of this case, may God grant you the strength to speak publicly.
Although the hardest part is reliving the pain you have suffered, by speaking honestly, justice will be done and your true recovery will begin.
I will never stop helping and loving my community and all of you. Thank you for loving me.
— Cain Velasquez”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 12, 1997) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was taped at the Worthen Arena in Muncie, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 14: Revenge of the Taker’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Barry Horowitz & Bob Holly
2. Bart Gunn vs. Leif Cassidy
3. Billy Gunn vs. Freddie Joe Floyd