An appeal filed by the legal team of the incarcerated former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was refused.
California’s Sixth Court of Appeals denied a writ of habeas corpus in an order issued Wednesday, according to a court filing obtained by MMA Junkie.
Velasquez’s lead attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately respond to MMA Junkie’s request for comment.
Facing a handful of charges, including attempted murder, Velasquez is set for a preliminary hearing Nov. 7 in San Jose, Calif. His alleged shooting target, accused child molester Harry Goularte, will have a preliminary hearing of his own accord on November 14. Goularte faces a charge of lewd acts with a minor, believed to be Velasquez’s 4-year-old son.
A civil lawsuit filed by the Velasquez family against the Goularte family is in the preliminary phase with the next hearing scheduled for March 2023.