SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A parole board Tuesday granted parole to an actor previously convicted of stabbing his ex-girlfriend nearly two dozen times.
Shelley Malil, who had a supporting role in the movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” was convicted seven years ago of repeatedly stabbing Kendra Beebe in San Marcos.
Beebe spoke to 10News after Malil was granted Parole. “Why are we letting out this person who’s going to go back out and go back on the internet and date and possibly relapse and hurt somebody else.”
As of this year, Malil had served 9 years of his 12-years-to-life sentence. In January, he was found suitable for parole.
“10 years ago I missed my daughter’s first day of first grade because I was testifying about the malil attack, and today I missed my daughter’s first day of high school because I was here, trying to keep our family safe, and now I feel unsafe again.”
"I have permanent injuries and the emotional pain is always going to be there,” Beebe said.
District Attorney Summer Stephan released the following statement Tuesday:
“The District Attorney’s Office and the victim of this crime have been working together to keep Mr. Malil incarcerated, and we are very disappointed that the parole panel cleared the way for this defendant’s release back into the community after serving only eight years in prison for his crimes. We agree with the Governor that Malil demonstrated uncontrolled rage and lacks an understanding of his crime. The victims have endured tremendous physical and emotional pain. To approve this individual for release, given his violent attack, ignores the very real danger he poses to public safety.”