Austin Powers villain allegedly murdered cellmate

Joe Son, 40, the actor who played Random Task, Dr. Evil’s henchman in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, is one bad dude in real life. Although he was charged with a number of sex crimes earlier, the statute of limitations had run out on them and he wasn’t sentenced to life in prison until last month. Son, who is also a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitor, was convicted for the brutal Christmas Eve gang rape and torture of a woman who was kidnapped while walking her dog in Orange County. He was sharing his cell at Wasco State Prison in California with a 50-year-old sex offender who was found dead Monday, and Son is the prime suspect. The cellmate, who has not been named, was serving a two-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. Charges have been delayed until after the autopsy, which is expected to be performed today.

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  1. Joshua • October 12, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

    Om man!!!…/facepalm

  2. Axel Kuhn • October 12, 2011 @ 2:28 PM

    G status right here.

  3. C-Dub • October 12, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

    wow. So playing such an evil henchman in the movies (especially the brutal Austin Powers movie) was not a stretch. OK just fooling, his crime is horrible and he needs to be fed to sharks with lasers on their heads.

  4. Hugh Mungas • October 12, 2011 @ 7:43 PM

    Finally, there is a use for a psychotic, homicidal sex offender.

    Reaper of other sex offenders.

    Olsen got paid for his crimes, let’s give this guy $100/head.

  5. Karyn • October 13, 2011 @ 12:37 AM


  6. MightyMerkley • October 13, 2011 @ 6:40 AM

    I’m going to assume that he killed his cell mate with a shoe.

  7. L1feless • October 13, 2011 @ 7:45 AM


    Naturally as they have taken away all the laces. I suppose it is also possible that he used a hat as a Frisbee.

  8. Nobody Important • October 14, 2011 @ 4:54 AM

    This guy’s perfect comedies.

  9. Spanky • October 14, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

    So he had a life sentence, so what did he have to lose killing a sex offender and getting a solid rep in the prison for it. For all the wrong he did, he finally did something right.

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