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. Ironworker329

    Wonder how many times her male friend stabbed into her before that! Lol

    September 17, 2010 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tater Saled

    I like turtles.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. doin me

    His A** Gon Sufer And Rott N Hell Who Does Shyt Lyke Dat

    September 17, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. OMG

    How in the hell do you stab someone accidentally 20x @ someone else's house. explain that to me like i'm a three year old.

    September 17, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. margaret ferguson

    Excuse me.! no way this was an accident 20 times a guy takes knife and stabs his girlfriend. people thank god she still liveing. other wisse this would have been an overkill... hope i never hook up with a fraustrated 40year old virgin!!!

    September 17, 2010 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bum Rap

    Act of passion should never have happened and he should have took the lie detector if he said the truth. For his ex a big win without having to murder or assualt him herself. There are better ways to get even including the method they both first met long ago.

    September 17, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • kelle711

      A big win? She was stabbed 20 times.

      September 17, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. tony

    Wow,twenty stabs,twent years how appropriate,it'll be to much time to think,an reflect,

    September 17, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. svscnn

    "Because when I remove the blade I keep in my boot from its sheath, I cannot return it until it has spilt blood. "

    Apparently they should have cast this guy for that character.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. lareturns

    he seems crazy

    September 17, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. yes kill em all!!!!!

    It should be legal to stab you brawd if you catch her with another dude luckly he didn't stone her 🙂 to bad he's going to jail.

    September 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lensman

      I suppose you can count yourself lucky we can't just kill all holier-than-thou mentally ill people too, can't you?!

      September 20, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. bonkers77

    And aren't we all treated so equal. I walked by his private cell with his own television all by himself protected from all us terrible criminals weekly.Maybe now he will start getting a little more of the horror he made his girl go thru.Actors. HA

    September 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ben Umnus

    that's disturbing...

    September 19, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. martluplao

    all is true

    September 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cloyd


    September 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. davegood86

    I can't believe it! This guy was so funny in that movie. I hoped to c more of him

    September 22, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
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