Shelley Malil, known for starring in the 40-Year-Old Virgin and television shows such as Scrubs and NYPD Blue, was convicted in 2010 for stabbing his girlfriend. Eight years later, he will soon be released on parole.

SHELLEY MALIL, 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN ACTOR, WILL BE RELEASED ON PAROLE

On Aug. 10, 2008, the actor was arrested for stabbing Kendra Beebe at her San Marcos home. He explained during his trial that he couldn’t remember the night clearly but initially thought he was stabbing someone in an act of self-defense, only later realizing he was attacking Beebe when he heard her yell, “Call 911!” He was sentenced to 14 years in jail.

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Oddly, Malil gave the parole board a different story. He told them that he got a knife from his home in Sherman Oaks and drove to her house to “annihilate” her, feeling she slighted him the other day. He striked her with his own knife as well as one he procured from her home, along with a broken wine glass. Beebe suffered “23 deep puncture wounds during the attack and the flesh on her chin was nearly sliced off.”

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation authorized Malil’s parole on Tuesday unanimously, believing he posed little threat going forward. Beebe was reportedly “shocked” at this outcome, saying so through text to a reporter who was present for the hearing. “Today, these men had a chance to take real action showing that we, as a society, value women and will protect them,” Beebe wrote. “For this I am sad. Because of their inaction, I will continue to live in fear.”

Similarly, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is “disappointed” by this development. Gov. Jerry Brown had previously argued for keeping the 53-year-old actor in jail, noting that it’s still unexplained why his “rage escalated so far out of control, and resulted in such a prolonged horror.”