Cain Velasquez has broken his silence.
Back in February, social media was in an uproar after the MMA legend was arrested and charged with attempted murder, following an alleged shooting that occurred in San Jose, Calif. Velasquez allegedly fired a .40-caliber handgun “multiple times” into a truck carrying Harry Goularte Jr., a man charged with molesting a relative of Velasquez’s, missing Goularte but striking a 63-year old relative.
Velasquez was later deemed a “risk” to the public and remains jailed without bail.
In the meantime, he recently released his first message on social media:
“To everyone that has expressed your support, my family and I will never be able to thank you enough. From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are forever grateful for your love. Your selfless gestures and kind words have given me strength in my darkest times.
This story is complex and slowly unraveling as we speak. To the true victims of this case, may God give you the strength to come forward. Though it is most difficult to relive the pain that has happened to you, in speaking the truth, justice will be served and your own healing will start. I will never stop helping or loving my community and all of you. Thank you for loving me – Cain Velasquez.”
If convicted of the charges against him, Velasquez faces more than 20 years in prison.
Velasquez will make his next court appearance today.