Velasquez was arrested in March 2022, after shooting at the car of a man accused of molesting his 4-year-old son, during a high-speed car chase.
The man’s stepfather was injured by gunfire during the chase – Velasquez is charged with attempted murder and multiple gun charges, that carry a potential sentence of 20+ years in prison.
His attempted murder trial begins in January next year.
Here’s what he had to say about the time he spent behind bars, before he was bailed out:
I took the opportunity to be with myself for the time. It was good and bad, but it was mainly good.
I believe a lot of people should experience something like that, like have their freedoms taken away, to appreciate what you have, and it’s the smallest of things that we take for granted.
Velasquez read several books during his time in jail:
We’re so blessed every day, and we’re so down on the dumbest things.
When sh*t gets taken away, you realize: “Oh, I had all this, I had all this.”
I had the opportunity to just leave when I wanted to. Leave in my car and go outside, look at something, look at nature. Have the opportunity to go look at something like that and appreciate the day.
He urged the listeners to appreciate the moment:
Each day, we’re never really the same.
Each moment, when you look at something, like a tree, something so small like that, that tree will never look like that, ever again, except for that moment that you’re looking at it.
It will never be the same, how the leaves are, how the wind is blowing. If you want to go that deep, it will never be the same again, except for that one moment.
So take the time, appreciate that moment was for you.