The woman stabbed by The 40 Year Old Virgin actor, Shelley Mathew Malil, has admitted under oath to lying in a previous court battle which has raised a question of the woman’s credibility.
According to SignonSanDiego.com Kendra Beebe, 38, made the admission while being cross examined during Malil’s trial where he is accused of stabbing Beebe more than 20 times during a brutal attack two years ago.
And while Malil, 45, is facing a possible life sentence, his alleged victim was forced to defend herself in the Vista Courtroom today.
Beebe admitted that she had previously lied in a deposition relating to her divorce and child custody battle after taking her children on an unauthorized trip outside the country.
Defense attorneys – who insist Malil did not plan the attack – said the evidence will show Beebe has ‘credibility problems’ because she lied under oath.
Photos of her and her two children on vacation in Mexico were shown in court, proving she had taken them outside of San Diego County, despite insisting she had not.
“I admit that’s a lie that I’m absolutely sorry about,” she said. “But it has nothing to do with me getting stabbed 25 times that night.”
Malil is accused of attacking Beebe two years ago after turning up at her house to find her socializing with another man.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and residential burglary.
If convicted of the charges, he could be sentenced to 21 years to life in prison.
The trial is expected to last at least one week.