'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor convicted of stabbing ex 'over 25 times,' granted parole

'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor convicted of stabbing ex 'over 25 times' granted parole

SAN DIEGO (KFMB/CNN) - A Hollywood actor best known for his role in the 2005 film "The 40 Year-Old-Virgin," will be out of jail soon.

Shelley Malil was convicted of trying to kill his girlfriend 10 years ago.

Her efforts to keep him behind bars have failed.

"And then I see this flash of silver and he goes bang, bang, bang," said Kendra Beebe, Malil's ex-girlfriend.

Beebe took the stand eight years ago hoping to put Malil behind bars forever.

Malil was found guilty of of attempted murder.

According to prosecutors, on Aug. 11, 2008, Malil showed up at Beebe's home and stabbed her more than 24 times.

He said he wanted to kill her.

Malil was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison.

But this past January, after serving just eight years behind bars, a parole board agreed to release him.

The governor's office, fearing Malil was still a danger to society, stepped in and asked the parole board to reconsider his release.

The parole board held that new hearing.

Beebe testified via a video conference call and didn't mince words.

"I let the parole board know that he stabbed me over 25 times. And after that didn't kill me he tried to suffocate me," said Beebe.

While behind bars Malil took self help courses and participated in Alcoholics Anonymous.

He convinced the board that he was a changed man.

And once again, they ruled he should be released.

"I am absolutely floored, shocked, disgusted that the California Parole Board thinks Shelley Malil is suitable for any type of release. I think this puts society at large in danger," Beebe said.

Malil will be released later this fall.

"Society is at risk," Beebe said. "He's going to get back out there and he's going to start dating again and when things don't go his way, I'm afraid he's going to relapse because this has been his whole pattern."

Malil said once he is released, he is going to move to Texas to take care of his parents.

Beebe thinks he is lying and will stay in California.

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