American fighter refuses to take responsibility for attempted murder

American sports channel ESPN reported that former UFC heavyweight champion Ken Velasquez has not claimed responsibility for the attempted murder in Santa Clara U.S. District Court.

The channel quoted the athlete’s lawyer Mark Giragos that the pre-trial court hearing will take place on September 26. The defense side hopes to hear the testimony of eyewitnesses during it. The lawyer added that if the case is not rejected at this stage, it will be taken to court and it is possible that the trial of the case will begin before the end of this year.

Velazquez was arrested on February 28 for his involvement in the shooting. Velazquez chased the car of 43-year-old Harry Goulard, who is accused of molesting a relative. Velazquez hit Gular’s car and fired several shots, wounding the latter’s stepfather. The San Jose Police Department has charged the 39-year-old former athlete with attempted murder.

Velasquez had his last sports fight in February 2019. He later competed in WWE wrestling matches. Velasquez was a two-time UFC heavyweight champion.

Source: RIA Novosti

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