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Shelley Malil will be freed from prison eight years after stabbing his ex-girlfriend

The 40-Year-Old Virgin actor, Shelley Malil, will be released from prison eight years after he was given a life sentence for stabbing his ex-girlfriend 20 times inside her California home. 

On Tuesday, Malil, 53, appeared before a panel of parole commissioners who unanimously granted him parole.

Malil will be released in about two weeks. He will remain on supervised parole for five years, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin actor, Shelley Malil (pictured in court in 2010), 53, will be released from prison eight years after he was given a life sentence for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Kendra Beebe, 20 times inside her California home

Malil pictured with Beebe

Malil stabbed Beebe in 2008 after he caught her with another man

The panel heard comments from Malil and the victim, Kendra Beebe (left and right). Malil stabbed Beebe in 2008 after he caught her with another man

The panel revisited a ruling from earlier this year, that Malil should be paroled in part because of assessments that found he posed a low risk of committing violence in the future. 

According to the Tribune, the panel heard comments from Malil and the victim, Kendra Beebe. 

Malil stabbed Beebe in 2008 after he caught her with another man.

He was convicted of attempted premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Beebe, suffered punctured lungs and wounds to her neck, chest, back and arms in the attack.

In 2010, Malil apologized for stabbing Beebe and said he wanted to go to prison.

‘I want to do whatever I need to do to make sure I make right from the wrong that I did,’ he said.

‘Kendra Beebe did not deserve anything that happened to her. … I can’t even begin to imagine what she has been through,’ he added.

Before the 2010 sentencing, Beebe also spoke to the court about the physical and emotional pain she suffered.

‘Despite the stab wounds he inflicted, I am alive,’ she said, going on to say Malil’s testimony had not been credible.

Mallil (left) was convicted of attempted premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Beebe, suffered punctured lungs and wounds to her neck, chest, back and arms in the attack. Pictured is a photo of  Beebe's blood-stained home

Mallil (left) was convicted of attempted premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Beebe, suffered punctured lungs and wounds to her neck, chest, back and arms in the attack. Pictured is a photo of  Beebe’s blood-stained home

Malil - who played Haziz (left), a co-worker of Steve Carell's character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin - had faced a maximum penalty of life in prison with no possibility for parole for 14 years

Malil – who played Haziz (left), a co-worker of Steve Carell’s character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin – had faced a maximum penalty of life in prison with no possibility for parole for 14 years

‘During the course of the trial it became clear he was an actor, but not a very good actor at that. His testimony was lie after lie after lie,’ she said at the time. 

Malil testified at trial that he visited Beebe at her San Marcos home in suburban San Diego in August 2008 to apologize for taking personal items from her house and to warn that he emailed 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.

Malil fled the house after neighbors heard Beebe’s screaming. He was arrested the next day at an Amtrak station in nearby Oceanside. 

The couple began dating in 2007 when Beebe responded to an online dating ad. The pair 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.

Malil – who played Haziz, a co-worker of Steve Carell’s character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin – had faced a maximum penalty of life in prison with no possibility for parole for 14 years.

His lawyer argued during the trial that there was no doubt Malil went too far when he picked up a kitchen knife and began stabbing Beebe, but said Malil never intended to kill the woman.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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