Actor Shelley Malil, best known for playing Steve Carell’s co-worker Haziz in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, has been sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of his girlfriend. As reported earlier, Malil stabbed his girlfriend, Kendra Beebe, 23 times in what he described as the “chaos” that ensued after he discovered her talking to another man. The trial revealed that Malil and Beebe had endured a rocky relationship that involved an incident where Malil had left Beebe and her cousin stranded at the beach while he stole marijuana and other personal items from her home, e-mailed sexually explicit pictures of the two of them to her co-workers, and then locked her out. Two days later, he went to see her and apologize, but found her sharing a glass of wine with another man. He became enraged and grabbed a kitchen knife, puncturing her lungs and wounding her back, chest, neck, and arms.
Malil offered an apology for his actions at yesterday’s sentencing hearing, saying, “I want to do whatever I need to do to make sure I make right from the wrong that I did.” Despite receiving the maximum sentence for his crime, his lawyers say Malil could be eligible for parole in as early as nine years.
Again, for those unfamiliar, Malil is the "What are we, Al Qaeda?" guy in the following scene.
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