Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Tuesday, after police ID’d him in a taking pictures that despatched a person to a San Jose-area hospital with non-life-threatening accidents. He’s being held with out bail and an arraignment was set for Wednesday afternoon.
The motive behind the incident, according to TMZ, had one thing to do with the sufferer allegedly molesting one in every of Velasquez’s underage family on quite a few events. The person was arrested over the allegations, arraigned, and granted launch from custody.
The discharge is what allegedly prompted Velasquez’s try at vigilante’s justice. And because the rumors circulated on Twitter, a number of members of the MMA household tweeted their assist for Velasquez, per MMAJunkie.com, saying that if true, the tried homicide was justified.
Nonetheless, particulars from a story by The Mercury News inform a extra full, sophisticated story, and Brunson’s joke about marksmanship rings true in a really unfunny approach.
“Velasquez adopted 43-year-old Harry Goularte as he traveled Monday afternoon along with his dad and mom in a pickup truck from their San Martin house and thru Morgan Hill, in keeping with a felony criticism and an accompanying San Jose police abstract filed Wednesday. At one level, Velasquez shot at Goularte at the least as soon as close to Butterfield Boulevard and Cochrane Street in Morgan Hill.”
A extra aggressive chase ensued and Velasquez, touring in his personal pickup truck, caught up with the household close to Monterey Street and Bailey Avenue in South San Jose at about 3:15 p.m., and rammed their automobile earlier than he fired a number of photographs at them with a .40 caliber pistol, wounding Goularte’s stepfather within the arm and torso, in keeping with authorities.
If true, and Velasquez shot the stepfather of an alleged molester as a substitute of the particular molester, how does the web really feel in regards to the incident now? It’s a totally horrendous story, and as is most frequently the case, there’s a ton of grey space to it.
“UFC fighter allegedly makes an attempt to kill man who allegedly molested his member of the family” is a greater headline than “UFC fighter allegedly unintentionally shoots stepfather of man who allegedly molested his relative,” however the reality usually will get in the way in which of story.