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'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor convicted of stabbing ex-girlfriend

Malil 

An actor best known for his supporting role in the movie "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was convicted  Thursday for the 2008 stabbing of an ex-girlfriend in San Marcos.

The jury in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista, Calif., deliberated for two days before convicting Shelley Malil, 45, in the attack on Kendra Beebe, 38, in an alleged fit of jealousy. Beebe was stabbed more than 20 times with a kitchen knife.

Malil, who lived in Sherman Oaks, testified that he lashed out in fear that a man he found in Beebe's apartment was about to attack him.

But prosecutors said Malil brought a knife to the apartment with the intent of attacking Beebe.

He was convicted of premeditated attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. He was also convicted of assault on the man in Beebe's apartment. He was found not guilty of residential burglary.

Malil faces a possible sentence of 21 years to life in prison.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Shelley Malil at arraignment. Credit: Associated Press

 
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What the victim is looking at 21 years in prison?

WHO faces life in prison? "Beebe"? Doesn't seem to make sense.

nuts.... had a good career, and now san quentin.......nuts...

Well, there goes another crazed Middle Easter (he's actually Indian... wild no doubt) about to be 'renditioned' into the black hole of the Amerikan just-US system... at least for a little while. Bye, bye 'Slash'!

This guy was put on the stand by his lawyers. BIG MISTAKE. They also had him re-enact his supposed "defense" by flailing his arms all over the place while holding a plastic knife. Worse performance of all time. Made him look really stupid and guilty as all git out. Deserves a lot of time behind bars for his vicisous, premeditated attack on the girl who dumped him. She obviously had diagnosed him as NUTS quite a while ago. Maybe he can get on the prison theatrical team?

Should've gotten cast in that Jack Nicholson flick "Anger Management"(though no guarantees of course if the "evildoer" is really intent on inflicting pain on another).

"Malil faces a possible sentence of 21 years to life in prison."

Unless the LAT has changed the text since Smittyboy & PyotrLip read it, the news article/report clearly states that the dumped boyfriend is the one who is facing prison time, not the girlfriend.
Where's the confusion?

Right he feared THE MAN would attack him, so he stabbed his ex girlfriend?

Sometimes a criminal's defense of his actions takes on such ludicrous proportions that they deserve jail time for treating jurors and so on like they are stupid.

Women, are the lion's share of domestic violence victims. Many are violated long after they've left a boyfriend or husband.
So leaving them doesn't do a lot of good. Getting serious about executions would help.
So would getting serious about life sentences for violent attacks. I don't think a track to death row should change because by some miracle of medical intervention, the intended victim survives such savagery.
Their trauma, mental and physical, could be permanent...and with no end. Exacerbated by the possibility of parole of their attackers.

this was about LOVE! it wasn't about the cincinnati bowtie, or the rusty trombone!


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