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'Austin Powers' Villain

CHARGED WITH MURDER

Death Penalty On the Table

9/12/2013 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0911-joe-son-prison-photoThe guy who played shoe-throwing bad guy Random Task in "Austin Powers" has been charged with murder in the death of his prison cellmate, TMZ has learned ... and prosecutors could pursue the death penalty.

The guy in the cross hairs is Joe Son -- who was serving a life sentence in California's Wasco State Prison for torturing a woman -- when he allegedly killed his 50-year-old cellmate in 2011.

The victim, Thomas Graham, was serving a 2-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. He had previously been convicted for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Son -- a former MMA fighter -- killed Graham with a combination of kicks and punches.

We're told the brutality of the murder will be a factor when prosecutors decide if they should pursue the death penalty. 

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1.

Durp    

And nothing of value was lost.

317 days ago
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B_Lew    

Damn, that's crazy..

317 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

the victim kinda looks like that dude from the Flaming Lips.

317 days ago
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dan    

Kind of sad to know that the last thing Thomas Graham heard was Ha-Yah.

317 days ago
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Double Bubble    

He should be released from prison for killing this piece of sh*t ...not given the death penalty.. Any one who offs a person who messes with young kids should be rewarded, not penalized....

317 days ago
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Vegas mommy    

He killed a child predator who MOST LIKELY would have got out and did it again?...., they should thank the man!!!

317 days ago
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truetrue    

he killed him with kicks and punches! thats crazy, but very well deserved!

317 days ago
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Reese    

I'm sure the victims of Grahm the molester are relieved and feel safe now that he can never hurt the or anyone else ever again.

317 days ago
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Truth Be Told    

FYI: Just so everyone knows - There is someone who is cloning me (and a lot of other people) and is posting on all the boards.

317 days ago
10.

LDB    

good riddance to this nasty PoS

317 days ago
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21stcent    

Should have his sentenced reduced and be at the front of the food line for the rest of his stay.

317 days ago
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onionhead    

Child molesters deserve what ever happens to them.Their victims are messed up for life.

317 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

CHARGED WITH MURDER
Death Penalty On the Table........................PSY WAS DOING SOOO WELL IN 2012

317 days ago
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streetwalker    

At least he killed a pedophile

317 days ago
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Lendogg    

I have read through all the comments and many people are praising Joe Son for killing a sex offender that committed lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14. I find it repulsive and disgusting that those lauding Joe Son feel he should be allowed to the front of the line for chow, given a reduced sentence, or some time up benefits for killing a child molester. Apparently a majority of people did not read or at the very least, comprehend why Joe Son is serving a life sentence in prison. He is just as much of a s***bag as the child molester he allegedly murdered. Joe Son is serving life in prison for kidnapping a 20-girl at gun point and gang raping her. Joe Son was also linked to several other rapes and similar situations, but the statue of limitations expired in other cases. Had it not been for limitations in previous cases, Son would have been changed and likely convicted for multiple other rapes of young girls. Joe Son is a complete s***bag and worthless pile of feces. I know him on a personal level. He was always a bully looking to take advantage of people to benefit himself. It's a shame I was unaware he was a rapist when he used to come into the gym where I trained. If this was known, you can bet I would have hurt him and made sure he needed nursing assistance for the remainder of his pathetic life just to live.

316 days ago
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