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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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46.

Layinlow    

Man,TMZ crew this is some old news.

1071 days ago
47.

kitnplayn    

Death Penalty. There are American children who do not have enough food to eat or medical care, so why are you paying for the life expenses of this s***bag, and letting the children go hungry. If you are a politican, this is your fault.

1071 days ago
48.

Alan    

Honestly, you fight like a woman, but dude, you kill like a man..... On a more serious note, two weeks and prison and his cellmate is found dead. Thats heavy. Don't think he's gonna make it to the set for the next Austin Powers movie. Even if he pays "one million dollars"....

1071 days ago
49.

Vic    

Random Task!!!...Show them what you dooo....

1071 days ago
50.

El Jeffe    

This is common 'prison' protocol (I learned this from Vic Mackey on The Shield!). If you have the chance to take out a short-eyes and refuse, you get taken out yourself. This guy had no choice but to do it.

1071 days ago
51.

jymac    

Prison Politics, he was more than likely ordered to kill his room mate because he was a sex offender as they are considered the lowest of the low in prison.

1071 days ago
52.

Tiffany    

They should put all the rapist and murders together and have cage fights "To the Death" it will cut down on the over population in the prisons and make the most entertaining new reality tv

1071 days ago
53.

TOOBAD2    

SHOULD BE A SHOW ON FRIDAY NIGHT SO WE ALL COULD WATCH. JUST THE SAME AS NEWS IN THE BIG CITY. I AM SURE IT WOULD HAVE HIGH RATINGS JUDGEING FROM THE CURRENT TYPES WE HAVE OUT THERE NOW.

1069 days ago
54.

Seven Costanza    

Serioulsy? Who throws a shoe??

1009 days ago
55.

tanya    

To those commenters giving Son accolades for taking out a sex offender: you realize Son is guilty of committing rape and torture right? A crime committed on Christmas Eve while a girl was out walking her dog and looking at Christmas lights? He went almost 18 years without being prosecuted.

931 days ago
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