actor shelley malil sentenced to life in prison

Actor Shelley Malil, who appeared in films like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Ping Pong Playa, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than twenty times when he stopped by her home unannounced and found her with another man: '40-Year-Old Virgin' Actor Gets Life Sentence.

Three months ago, a jury convicted Malil of attempted premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The victim, Kendra Beebe, survived despite suffering punctured lungs and wounds to her neck, chest, back and arms in the 2008 attack. He was arrested the next day at an Amtrak station in Oceanside.
The sentence makes Malil eligible for parole in 12 years, but prosecutor Keith Watanabe said Malil could be freed in as few as nine years taking into account time already served and good behavior.

Malil, 45, testified at trial that he visited Beebe at her San Marcos home in suburban San Diego in April 2008 to apologize for taking personal items from her house and to warn that he e-mailed sexually explicit photos of the couple to her co-workers. He stabbed her with a kitchen knife after finding her drinking wine with another man.

The couple began dating in 2007 when Beebe responded to online personal ad and had a stormy relationship, authorities said. Two days before the attack, Malil stranded Beebe and her cousin at the beach, stole marijuana and other items from her home and locked her out of her house.
Crazy. It sounds like this was a toxic, volatile relationship, and the guy just snapped. Twenty times with a kitchen knife? There is no explaining or excusing that. I imagine his defense didn't have a lot to stand on. I'm just glad Kendra Beebe survived the attack. And now Shelley Malil is going to prison for a long time. More here: '40-Year-Old Virgin' actor gets life in stabbing.

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