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'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor sentenced to life in prison for stabbing ex-girlfriend

MalilActor Shelley Malil, best known for his supporting role in the movie "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," was sentenced Thursday to 12 years to life in prison for a 2008 attack on a former girlfriend.

A jury in San Diego County Superior Court in Vista had convicted Malil, 45, of attempted premeditated murder in the August 2008 attack.

Kendra Beebe, 38, was stabbed more than 20 times with a butcher knife when Malil unexpectedly went to her apartment in San Marcos.

The sentence by Judge Harry Elias includes the possibility of parole. During the trial, Malil testified that he began lashing out when he felt a friend of Beebe was about to attack him.

Malil apologized before the sentencing. "For what I did to Kendra, I don't have words to express my remorse," he said.

Prosecutors said Malil could be eligible for parole in about 10 years.

Beebe, in court for the sentencing, said she is refusing to let the attack ruin her life.

"She's lucky to be alive," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Keith Watanabe, the prosecutor. "Not many women survive being stabbed 23 times. This is every woman's nightmare; a former love coming back to kill her."

-- Tony Perry in San Diego 

Photo: Shelley Malil during arraignment for August 2008 attack. Credit: Associated Press

Comments () | Archives (9)

Good. This piece of scum is going where he needs to be. I am sick and tired of these men attacking women when they break up with them. Women have a right to decided who they wish to be in a relationship with.

What's this world coming to? People need to learn to move on when a relationship is over. It's not worth it at all. People break up all the time. No excuse for attacking an ex because you can't handle it. Get help!

Joe, maybe the next 10 years in prison will remind this guy. What a fool. He can kiss his acting career goodbye.

Hey Malil, did you start feeling remorse after two stabs, ten stabs, 20 stabs, or when you found out she was still alive? Or, did you start feeling remorseful after you were caught?

I sincerely hope he get snuffed in the joint.

Parole in 10 years....wow...

apologizing is nothing.

Really??? Possibility of parole in ONLY 10 years!!! He should gotten a year for every time he stabbed her! Our 3 STRIKES system is obviously not being applied to the real murderers that deserve LIFE IN PRISON.

Check it out and this is not a racist remark unless of course you are brainwashed by the politically correct, but, is not "Malil" some sort of middle eastern, moslem, arab, thing, a place where the guys are sick and think that women are property? Until there is an attack on Saudi Arabia where they are spreading the Wahabi psycho sect of Islam and the cause: THE SAUDI PSYCHO ROYALS" are put down this stuff is going to be popping up everywhere. The lust this freak has in his heart made him do it! This is what they teach.


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