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 

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. Roseofsharon

    Hey, he went to my high school and signed my annual. Wow an attepted murderer signed my annual!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tommy

    He's gonna get a cincinnati bowtie AND a cleveland steamer!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Air Boddie 23

    Dang ted!!! You beat me to it. I was gonna use the same line!!! Me and my girl are in here laughing like crazy!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. what?

    what does the illuminati have to do with this??

    September 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. drea

    Really...u accidently stab sumone 20 xs...........and OJ's gloves didnt fit,and u see where hes @. it sounds made up and im glad the jurors seen it.

    September 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Neil Patrick Harris

    Im sorry everybody but I got a Woodrow Wilson just reading this stuff!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Carioki

      Unicorns, buddy!

      September 17, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. ReginaM

    Soooo he stabbed her in the mistake......20 TIMES?????!!!!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joy

      lol Yeah, didn't you see that other story in the news? They found out that Niagra Falls is actually just a little leak. lmao That's about as believable as that guy trying to say that he "accidentally" stabbed her 20 times. Oh, wait! What could've really happened is, she tripped over him and fell into the knife 20 times. Some people do have blond moments... (no offense to any blond's on here). lmao

      September 17, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • ReginaM

      Wonder if her friends described her as a person who could bounce right back in the face of adversity?

      September 17, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Amelia

    The man should be locked up due to how he did stab the women 20x and he knew it!

    September 17, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. Curious

    She ran into his knife...she ran into his knife 20 timez!

    September 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cindy

    Dat man got issues how you accidentally stab sum1 20x~he knew exactly what he was doin & it's a shame the girl died & he gets 2 live :°(

    September 17, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      She didn't die, genius. Hence: attempted murder.

      September 17, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. nadosally


    September 17, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. synystr

    Ok...stab sum1 20x in the dark..unless he has an arm like a tattoo gun, they were held in place by forces unknown, n he is legally blind. maybe. but eyes adjust 2 darkness.. jus sayin.. accidents happen

    September 17, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. micifuz

    Lol susan is right!

    September 17, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. lola

    very scary.....

    September 17, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ashley MN

    So your saying you were in her house with a knife, in the dark and you "accidently" stabbed her 20 times becuase he was being attacked! Well no $h1t, who wouldn't attack after the first stab. He should have consulted O.J!!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
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