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in the Bay Area. Police said Velasquez followed Goularte’s parents on their way to pick him up one day, and then followed the three of them for some time before he shot once at their car. Then, Velasquez allegedly rammed his car into theirs, shot several more times — and hit Goularte’s stepfather in the arm and torso — before fleeing the scene. The chase went on for almost 11 miles.
The incident took place just days after Goularte was charged himself in a separate case. Goularte was charged with a single count of lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14 after he allegedly molested Velasquez’s young relative at a daycare center.
Goularte, 43, allegedly took Velasquez’s relative into a bathroom at the daycare center that his mom runs and touched the child’s genitals “100 times.” Goularte was released after his arrest, and has denied those accusations.
, Velasquez’s attorneys and prosecutors are feuding over how to incorporate Goularte’s case into the trial. The district attorney only wants part of that investigation included in Velasquez’s trial, as it’s an ongoing investigation.
“Harry Goularte was fundamental and critical to what he observed and how that investigation against Mr. Cain Velasquez happened,” one of Velasquez’s attorneys, Renee Hessling, . “To say that he should just be completely excised from this equation and pretend that he does not exist and just completely dismiss his presence or what type of role he has in that, I think is a fiction. I don’t think that that is practical. I think it’s fundamentally unfair to Mr. Velasquez.”