40-Year-Old Virgin Star Gets Life in Prison for Stabbing Girlfriend

Celebrity News Dec. 17, 2010 AT 12:36PM
40-Year-Old Virgin Star Gets Life in Prison for Stabbing Girlfriend Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

Actor Shelley Malil, who played one of Steve Carrell's pals in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Thursday for stabbing his ex-girlfriend over 20 times in August 2008, NBC San Diego reports.

In October, Malil, 45, was convicted by a jury of premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Judge Harry Elias gave him the maximum sentence; Malil will be eligible for parole in about nine to 10 years, according to the report.

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During the trial, Malil explained that he visited his ex, Kendra Beebe, in her San Marcos, Calif. home; when he discovered her with another man, he stabbed her repeatedly with a kitchen knife.

Beebe, who survived the terrifying attack, spoke in court on Thursday.

"I stand before the defendant alive," Beebe testified. "Despite plunging a knife in me 23 times and trying to kill me, I am alive. Despite the wicked scars he left on my body, I am alive."

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Malil also addressed the court: "I am at a loss for words right now," he said. "I failed miserably, not only as a human being but as a father, son, uncle, brother, friend. What I did to Kendra, I don't have the words to express my remorse."

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