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Shelley Malil, '40-Year-Old Virgin' actor, gets 12 years to life for stabbing ex-girlfriend

December 16, 2010 |  5:30 pm

Shelley Malil sentenced

 "40-Year-Old Virgin" actor Shelley Malil was sentenced Thursday in San Diego County to 12 years to life in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend 23 times, L.A. Now reports.

Kendra Beebe, ex girlfriend of 40-Year-Old Virgin actor Shelley Malil On the stand in September, Malil admitted he had stabbed Kendra Beebe in August 2008 but said he didn't know it was her he was stabbing. Earlier in the trial, a former employee at Beebe's insurance company told of naked pictures of a couple having sex that were e-mailed by Malil to workers in three of the company's offices the night before the attack.

Malil, who had a small part in the Steve Carell comedy "40-Year-Old Virgin," also appeared in the "How Are You Doing" Budweiser commercial that aired during a Super Bowl.

"For what I did to Kendra, I don't have words to express my remorse," Malil said before sentencing. He may be eligible for parole in 10 years.


'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor guilty of attempted murder

'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor admits stabbing his girlfriend by mistake (20-plus times)

— Christie D'Zurilla

Top: Actor Shelley Malil is sentenced to 12 years to life in prison on Dec. 16 for the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend in 2008. Credit: Jerod Harris / Getty Images.

Above: Kendra Beebe speaks at a press conference after ex-boyfriend Shelley Malil was sentenced on Dec. 16. Credit: Jerod Harris / Getty Images.