On August 10, 2008, actor Shelley Malil stabbed his girlfriend multiple times. These facts are not in dispute.
But The 40-Year Old Virgin star testified at his trial today and said the grisly incident was an accident, a fatal case of a major misunderstanding.
"I'm sorry," Malil said on the stand. "I had no idea. I saw the pictures [of the stab wounds] for the first time, I was stunned. When I look at those pictures, I still can't believe the knife I was holding was responsible for all those injuries."
Malil says he went to girlfriend Kendra Beebe's house on the night in question and had "no intention of killing anybody or hurting anybody."
Explaining the evening in murky details, the actor said he walked into the home and saw Kendra drinking wine with another man, David Maldonado. Malil felt threatened and grabbed a knife, despite the admitted fact that Maldonado did not possess any weapons.