September 16th, 2010
09:39 PM ET

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

Shelley Malil testified that he stabbed his girlfriend by mistake in 2008.

An actor who appeared in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was found guilty Thursday of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the 2008 stabbing of his girlfriend in California. 

Shelley Malil, 45, sat virtually motionless next to his attorney as the verdict was read in a courtroom in Vista, California. 

Malil also was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, but he was found not guilty of burglary. 

Authorities said he stabbed Kendra Beebe 20 times at her home in San Diego County, California, while she was visiting with a male friend. Malil testified that he stabbed Beebe in the dark by mistake, thinking he instead was defending himself against her friend, who he thought was attacking him, according to People.com. 

Sentencing will take place at a later date. 

In "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Malil played Haziz, a co-worker of the main character, who was played by Steve Carell.

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  1. teh

    I love how you use "40 year old virgin actor" in the headline in order to coax more hits to your story from people that think it may be steve carell, well played!

    September 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ReginaM

      Only a really stupid person would think that.

      September 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mr>beverly hills

      Channel 5 reported it the same way making it was My man 'Steve Carell' the news sucks they did it to keep you watching because channel 5 news does not have any content and thats why they suck at news

      September 17, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      Anyone would list this as a 40 year old virgin actor. It was his big role that people would know him by. Stop being dumb.

      September 17, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Torria

      isn't it the craziest!!! Everywhere I go on the Internet, "Virgin" or "40 year old Virgini Actor" ??

      September 17, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. huh?

    That's the dumbest comment ever. How else would you describe the guy? No one with a brain clicked on this story thinking it was carrell, rudd or rogan.

    September 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • brainless dude

      I could easily believe that it was Seth Rogen.

      September 17, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • andydbrown

      The guy is right. Most people would automatically assume Steve Carell!

      September 19, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Susan

    They've been using that same 'hook' since this story first broke in 2008.
    If anyone seriously clicks the link thinking the story is about Steve Carell, they need to crawl out from under their rock more often.

    September 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • phantom2

      Sorry, I really should pay more attention to this entertainment "news"...and back to the real news that CNN keeps under my rock.

      September 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sheyla

    Wow he is crazy

    September 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sam

    If it were Steve Carell, I'm guessing they'd say "Steve Carell"

    September 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Akiko Harada

    And we should care about this story because?

    It's soft news about a B level character actor that has soured us media in general and news outlets in particular.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • mchellepeterson

      Um... we should care because it is a story about one human attempting to kill another human! We should care regardless of their "B level" status...

      September 17, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. zack

    Hahahahhaha @ pus*y on a pedestal comment

    September 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard Harris

    Ah!
    Mr. "Punani" !

    September 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. thetruth

    he accidentally stabbed her 20 times? Perhaps she accidentally cheated on him.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kate

    I'm dying at the p*ssy on a pedestal comment!

    September 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. uncle vito

    "Have you heard the term 'f@#% buddy'?"

    September 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ted

    You know how I know you are gay?

    Because you're holding your new prison b*$ch ever so gently...

    Don't drop the soap, pal.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AlNano

    @thetruth the court got what you did.....that's why he got convicted. ......what a lame defence.....

    September 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. open your eyes

    You all need to open your eyes to the illuminati...

    September 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    I thought it was Steve Carrell. For a second or two at least. Hint to muslim women: dont have male friends! Accidental 'honor killings' happen very often. Btw i dont blame any religion. All of them are fuc&ed up.

    Famous quote: If religious people listened to reason there wouldnt be any religion.

    September 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ReginaM

      Middle eastern men are very handsome,but yes I agree they are totally fkeduc in the head.

      September 17, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      just to clarify ... his full name is Shelley MATTHEW malil from india ... he is a christian.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • ReginaM

      Christians are also fkedcu in the head.

      September 17, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
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