. Joseph Sun, the actor who played Random Task in the first Austin Powers film, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, has outdone himself. Serving for life for one felony count of torture, Sun is now accused of murdering his prison cellmate, a sex offender at the Wasco State Prison.
The Korean-born actor was arrested three years ago in the rape and torture of a woman in Huntington Beach, California on Christmas Eve in 1990. Son and co-defendant Santiago Lopez Gaitan, 40, abducted the 19-year-old victim while she was walking her dog on Christmas Eve. They drove her to Huntington Beach and repeatedly raped and sodomized her in the back of the car while threatening to shoot her and pistol-whipping her. Son was described by the prosecutor as a “sadist” and the victim testified that he told her “It’s Christmas. This is your lucky day.”
Son was only connected to the crime after pleading guilty to felony vandalism in 2008 and then violated probation — requiring a DNA sample.