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'Austin Powers' Villain

Suspected of Murdering

Prison Cellmate

10/11/2011 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The convicted felon who played  Dr. Evil henchman Random Task in the original "Austin Powers" movie is now suspected of murdering his prison cellmate ... TMZ has learned.

Prison officials say Joe Son -- who's already serving life in prison for torturing a woman in 1990 -- is the prime suspect in the murder of a 50-year-old sex offender, who was sharing a cell with Son at Wasco State Prison in central California.

Officials say the victim's body was discovered yesterday.  The victim was serving a 2-year-sentence for failing to register as a sex offender.

Son is a bad guy -- who was convicted of participating in a brutal Christmas Eve gang rape and torture of a woman who was walking around her community to check out the seasonal lights.

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Drew    

He is a sex offender himself, gang rape and torture? He should kill himself.

1105 days ago
32.

r2s    

WHY is a person doing LIFE in prison sharing a cell with someone serving a TWO year sentence. they should sue the prison system. sex offender or not if he was serving a TWO year sentence his crime wasn't very bad

1105 days ago
33.

Brett    

Sounds like a chomo got what he deserved. Great job Mr. Son. Do it again.

1105 days ago
34.

jayd    

Did he use a shoe?i mean really who throws a shoe.Whatever he killed another sex offender they should all be executed anyway.

1105 days ago
35.

Grace    

To answer how he committed the crime in 1990 but did a movie in 1997:
He Was arrested in Los Angeles in May 2008. Plead guilty to felony vandalism. As part of his plea agreement, Joe had to submit a DNA sample.

In October 2008, his DNA sample was matched against an unsolved rape from 1990. Due to the seriousness of the crime, he faces up to a 275 year sentence. On 24 August 2011, he was convicted of torture in the rape case. The rape charges had exceeded the statute of limitations and could not be brought to trial.
No he has murder under his belt too.

1105 days ago
36.

gimley    

The victim was Beorn

1105 days ago
37.

bg    

thats why people who do life in prison should be in there on cell, what does he got to lose killing someone else nothin.... but i dont really feel bad since the dude was a sex offender

1105 days ago
38.

Dawn    

He killed a child molester... They should reduce his sentence for doing society a favor!!!

1105 days ago
39.

bunny    

He needs to be ass raped and then cut up into pieces and fed to all the inmates in the cafeteria. That's the only thing this creature deserves. Does he feel he's above a child molester since he tortured and raped a adult? Put the guy down like the dog he is or lock him in the yard cell with 10 inmates with knives.

1105 days ago
40.

Asian 101    

Funny Story....I bumped into Joe Son over 20 years ago at a local gym in HB. He was wearing a "Jesus Saves" weight belt at the time. He approached me; I guess because Im Asian and started asking me if I belive in the lord and alot of religious questions. I asked him to leave me alone and that I was their to workout. He then said " Your going to Hell!!!" haha what a Freak he turned out to be!!!

1105 days ago
41.

Everyones~A~Star    

Give him the death penalty he isnt worth tax dollars.

1105 days ago
42.

tellmeaboutit     

What a POS. I'm surprised he doesn't have his own reality show, since so many seem to want to watch douche bags on tv.

1105 days ago
43.

sky    

Too bad they didn't kill each other, save us some tax dollars housing these sideshows.

1105 days ago
44.

jill    

He needs the death penalty for all his vileness. Now, not 20 yrs later.

1105 days ago
45.

KiKi    

did he use a shoe?lol

1105 days ago
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