Random Task: Austin Powers Actor Charged With Murder of Cellmate

. 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.

Son is described as “mixed martial arts fighter”.
Source: Daily Mail

28 thoughts on “Random Task: Austin Powers Actor Charged With Murder of Cellmate”

  1. It’s weird because after all this happened he got the role so we were all looking at a guilty man like it was nothing but im sure the girl saw austin powers so she obviously didnt say much about… so its wtf i believe he needs to pay and he did the crime so hes doing the correct time but the girl could easily went to authorities wen she saw him in the movie cuz if she could point him out now after 21 years of aging uuum… why couldnt she point him out 7 years after the shit happened…

  2. This case has kind of ruined movie and TV watching for me. I used to look at a TV or movie villain and instead of being really scared, I could comfort myself by saying, “Oh, well, he’s probably a really nice guy in real life.” (Sigh)

  3. “I’m no lawyer, but I don’t believe ‘He had it coming’ is a valid defense in murder cases.”

    Doesn’t Texas have the “He needed killing, your Honor” defense?

  4. In re to the “He had it coming defense,” the saying in the south is “He needed killing.” I do not subscribe.

  5. “I’m no lawyer, but I don’t believe “He had it coming” is a valid defense in murder cases”

    But if you can pick the right jury . . .

  6. Bette Noir,

    Please re-read what I said…. I asked if it was possible to get the death penalty for killing a sex offender….if I recall…why this one is serving life….he too was a sex offender….then…the subtle gesture…would he be entitled to a jury of his peers….Other words…inmates or other sex offenders…..

  7. AY: I’m no lawyer, but I don’t believe “He had it coming” is a valid defense in murder cases.

  8. I am at a loss of words for this soul. Is it possible to get the death penalty for killing a sex offender? Would he be entitled to a Jury of His Peers?

  9. His mixed marital arts career was brief and hilarious. In UFC 4, after entering the ring carrying a full size cross on his back, he was taken down and punched full on in the groin about a million times. You can hear the crowd going, “OHHHH,” after each punch. Groin shots were legal back in UFC’s early days.

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