This blog has posted two articles about the Trial of Shelley Malil, Los Angeles actor who dated and was arrested for stabbing Kendra Beebe in 2008 when he came to her home uninvited and found her conversing with another man. On September 16, 2010, the jury reached a Guilty verdict for premeditated attempted murder as reported by Dana Littlefield of the San Diego Union Tribune. La Jolla divorce attorneys are not shocked as domestic violence can occur in relationships all over town and all sections of society.
The first blog (found here) discussed how Malil's defense attorney tried to use a "lie" from the victim, Beebe, which occurred in her divorce, child custody, case, against her in the criminal case. The blog discussed the significance of truthful testimony in San Diego divorce cases and how a lie, when discovered, can be used against a person in the divorce case and in other proceedings. This blog was significant as it displayed how Kendra Beebe could have been stabbed with a butcher knife over 20 times and the perpetrator of this domestic violence gave the jury a reason to return with a "not guilty" verdict simply based on the fact that the victim had previously lied in another court about an unrelated matter. San Diego Certified Family Law Specialist attorneys are familiar with the significance of lies in family law cases.
The second blog (found here) reported defendant Malil's testimony and commented on how difficult it was to believe his testimony. Should he not have taken the stand to testify? Did he think his acting experience would assist his presentation in front of the jury? When he took the stand he told a seemingly convoluted story which directly confronted and appeared to contradict the foundational facts of the criminal trial. The victim, Beebe, called the testimony "bizarre fiction" after the jury verdict. Apparently, the jury, after hearing Malil call Beebe a liar, did not believe Malil's testimony.