File this one under ‘things I did not expect to learn today’.
We’ve all seen The 40-Year-Old Virgin, right? I mean, who hasn’t? It was an instant classic from the moment it came you. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The 40-Year-Old Virgin by this point, your chances of being a psycho/sociopath is quite high.
Anyway, in that movie, Steve Carrell’s titular virgin works at a fictionalized version of Best Buy with a cast of characters that include Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Jane Lynch.
However, despite that star-studded list, the funniest character were arguably these two Indian guys who were constantly bickering.
Well, as it turns out, the taller/younger of the two actors has been on death f*cking row for the last eight years for stabbing his girlfriend 20 times. Life comes at you fast, eh?
In August 2008, Shelley Malil’s girlfriend Kendra Beebe was stabbed 23 times at her home after Malil found her with another man. And now, 8 years after being given a life sentence, Malil will be released and remain on parole for five years.
Shelley Malil, 53, who is probably best known for a supporting role in the movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” appeared before a panel of three parole commissioners at a hearing at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Riverside County.
The panel had convened to revisit a previous 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.
On Tuesday, after hearing comments for more than an hour — including from Malil and the woman he attacked — the panel agreed not to rescind the parole offered to Malil earlier this year. The decision was unanimous.
Malil will be released in about two weeks and will remain on supervised parole for five years, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Now, every time you watch The 40-Year-Old Virgin, you won’t be able to watch it without thinking “Hey, that’s the dude that tried to kill his girlfriend”, so sorry, I guess?
Let’s end this article on a lighter note, shall we?