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Cain Velasquez wants the truth to come out in his upcoming hearing.

Cain Velasquez's pre-trial hearing in Santa Clara county court is about a month away, and his attorney Mark Geragos is keeping his cards close to his chest.

Velasquez was detained on February 28 and then charged with several offences, including attempted murder, 180 days ago. Prior to his preliminary hearing on September 26, he is scheduled to return to court on Monday for an in-camera hearing.

Geragos expressed annoyance that the district attorney's office, which is in charge of prosecuting Velasquez, is also the prosecution in Goularte's ongoing civil case, in which he is charged with sexually assaulting children at a daycare facility, with Velasquez's 4-year-old son among the alleged victims. Although Velasquez's preliminary hearing will happen before Goularte's, Velasquez's legal team is undecided whether Velasquez or Goularte's case would be tried first.

Velasquez is accused with numerous felonies, including attempted murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. While Goularte was released without bail soon after his arrest, he has been repeatedly denied bail.

Geragos let his frustration out and said while speaking to the press,

“As we argued, not one or twice but three times on the bail hearings, he does not belong where he is, No. 1. And No. 2, the only victims here, which are his family, are the ones who really need him,” Geragos said in a recent interview with COURT TV. “It’s frankly perplexing to me what is going through the mind of the people who are seeking or who have sought to keep him in custody.”

Cain Velasquez, according to Geragos, merely hopes that the trial will reveal the truth about this case. He said,

“The uncontroverted facts are: Michelle and Cain Sr. did exactly what they were supposed to do. The authorities did exactly what they’re not supposed to do. You’re supposed to stay in touch, you’re supposed to investigate, you’re supposed to have – and by the way, it’s not just this family, it’s other families as well.”

“And we’ll hold them to account because apparently the authorities are more worried about an accused molester and his ability to be free in the community than they are the man who set out to protect the community.”

The 40-year-old Velasquez has already entered a not guilty plea to all of the accusations. According to the penal code of California, Velasquez risks a minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of attempted murder. If found guilty of more crimes, he could serve more imprisonment.

In July, Geragos submitted a 246-page writ appeal to an appellate court in the hopes that he would be able to either get his client released on bond or have the matter heard by a higher court.

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