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Midnight Mania! Cain Velasquez allegedly targeted man accused of molesting relative

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For a man jailed without bail for suspicion of attempted murder, Cain Velasquez doesn’t exactly look ashamed of himself in the recent mugshot photos, and perhaps we now know why.

Per a report from San Jose Mercury News, Velasquez was allegedly firing at a man, 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, who was recently charged with molesting a “close relative” of Velasquez. Specifically, Goularte was charged with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. Since the child is a minor and reported sex abuse victim, the details regarding the child’s name and relationship to Velasquez are being kept private. Court documents also revealed the abuse may have been extensive.

Despite objections from the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, Goularte was granted supervised release last Friday. Three days after Goularte’s release, Velasquez allegedly fired at a car with three people in it. One of them was Goularte, while the man actually shot was his step father, who’s expected to survive the shooting.

There are still many unknowns regarding the Santa Clara shooting, but Velasquez’s motivations for his alleged involvement, at least, is more clear. Since these reports have spread online, there’s been an outpour of support for the former Heavyweight champion, though it’s important to remember that nothing has been proven in court.

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