[UPDATED with I.D.:] Joseph Hyungmin Son of Austin Powers Fame Accused of Killing Cellmate

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Joseph Hyungmin Son
UPDATE, OCT. 13, 8:36 A.M.: The cellmate who rapist and torturer Joseph Hyungmin Son is accused of killing has been identified as Michael Thomas Graham, 50, of San Luis Obispo County, according to Wasco State Prison officials.

Graham was beaten to death, the Kern County coroner's office concluded.

ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 11, 4:01 P.M.: Joseph Hyungmin Son, the mixed-martial arts fighter and Hollywood actor who received a life prison sentence last month for torturing a Huntington Beach woman on Christmas Eve 1990, has already killed his cellmate at Wasco State Prison Reception Center, according to authorities in Kern County.

Son, who played Dr. Evil's henchman Random Task in the 1997 comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, is the main suspect although prison officials say they will await the full investigation before filing charges.

The only identification prison officials have provided for Son's deceased cellmate, who was found dead Monday afternoon, is he was a 50-year-old parole violator who had been sentenced to two years behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender, reports the Los Angeles Times. Cause of death was pending.

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Random Task gets the better of Austin Powers.
A 20-year-old woman was snatched off a Surf City street while walking her dog on Christmas Eve 1990 by Son and Santiago Gaitan, who is also 40. She went on to be pistol-whipped, repeatedly raped, threatened with a loaded gun and ultimately tossed--bruised, battered and naked except for a jacket wrapped around her head--out of car in Compton. Her captors told her they were releasing her as a Christmas present.

After violating his parole for felony vandalism in 2008, Son's DNA was extracted and sent to the state database, which produced a match from the 1990 rape of the Huntington Beach woman. Various other charges, including rape and kidnapping, could not be filed against Son because the statute of limitations had by then expired.

A jury in August convicted Son of torture, and Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno the following month imposed the life sentence that allows Son the ability to apply for parole. A murder conviction while locked up would make that damn near impossible, one presumes.

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Joseph Hyungmin Son's booking photo
Gaitan pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced to 17 years and four months in state prison.

At Son's sentencing, his victim told the court, "The post traumatic stress disorder is with me daily as I have triggers that set me off. I feel debilitating fear come over me and am convinced a hand is coming from behind again. My emotional scars are intense. My twenties were stripped from my life as I relearned how to walk, see, hear and cope with the outside world again. Joseph Son not only cost me my job at my salon but also my college savings... not to mention the impact it's made on celebrating Christmas year after year."

In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Son's character Random Task was a spoof of the baddie "Odd Job" in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Son fought in professional mixed-martial arts bouts as Joe Son.

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hbstve
hbstve

This guy was a douche bag in high school and now a felony rapist as an adult. Hard to believe that he and his brother come from the same parents. This clown will get his in the end.

Mojojojo
Mojojojo

I read that Dr. Evil paid him One Million Dollars to do this....

DarnellM
DarnellM

Bo Kelleher of Ladera Ranch Ca. Is a child molester and parents need to know.If you see this man call the police as he is wanted.

Guest
Guest

One worthless piece of shit knocking off another worthless piece of shit.  This fat five-sandwich eating fuck wasn't worth shit as an MMA fighter. 

He's off to a hell of a start up state.  He keeps at it he'll find what he's looking for and someone will save us the expense of feeding and housing his tub of lard ass.  Nobody up in the pen is afraid of that MMA shit, trust me.

Black Stocking Fetish
Black Stocking Fetish

He Knows He will Benefit More Since He Ain't Goin Nowhere..HIs Own Room, So Prison Rape is Less Likely along with Mexican Gang Pressure...  He will Study More Martial Arts, Read Tons Of Books, Write Love Letters to Crazy Lonely Ladies who Love Bad Boys That can't Cheat ( He May Finally Get Some Chick to Pay attention to Him), Watch TV with Blue Ray/Dvd Player with a DvD mail order Like Netflix..  and all the Sugery Snacks He Has Access to in the Prison Canteen, Internet acces once a week to check his Loaded emails by the Crazy Lonely ladies, Get stoned off Prescription pills, All paid  By some Loophole In the democrats law..   So Now He can Rest and Relax  without some other Guy standing there who can't compose himself around the clock.         Like being Locked in your Bathroom with another Stranger who snores, Farts,Talks to himself, moans, Watches you piss&shit and Obviously Pleasures himself.(all sex offenders jackoff)  all around the Clock.      California Won't Kill Him..He Knows This..  He also Knows If you Kill your cellmate, It's Automatic Own Room for Security Risk..  He also Knows This Is a democrat state And He's Not White.. Easier For Him to Get an  Allowance off us the Taxpayers...I Don't blame him for killing that cellmate..    Guy was a sex offender..So you Know he Masterbated alot in that little cell, The Bunk beds are cheap metal, so they squeek Loudly..No access to the Hardware store for WD-40.         Can You Imagine?      The Actor Dude Probally Snapped..Koreans Get Annoyed Quick

Black Stocking Fetish
Black Stocking Fetish

If I was doing Life in Prison,  I would of Done the same thing..  Now he will get his own Room, and safer away from the Prison gangs.  

Jthurk81
Jthurk81

the statute of limitations had by then expired? What the crap is that if I was president there wouldn't be any statute of limitations! If you did the crime you do the time!!!!

Briansays
Briansays

a parole violator as a registered sex offendernot exactly the type you would put in a cell with this guy given his violent background unless you were hoping he would get taken care of

oh and he looks like a copy cat knock off of Oddjob from Goldfinger

No PC for me
No PC for me

Atleast hes giving a little bit back by taking out other sex offenders, im just saying its the least he could do

Harrylong
Harrylong

This fat piece of shit deserves to be in jail for LIFE.  Anything else is unacceptable.

lisadee
lisadee

Lock up in solitary confinement for the rest of his life and throw away the key for this animal.  Death is too humane.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I'm going to abdicate my principles and declare this fucker should die...immediately.

bokelleher
bokelleher

@DarnellM is an alias for Stephane Roger Marchand.  

I have been a reporter for LaderaPortal NEWS and the Ladera Times for a number of years and I have reported on various news stories, including crime in Ladera Ranch, CA.  Never before have I met a criminal as shameless as Stephane Marchand.  Here is the article that originally ran in April of 2011 after Marchand burglarized his neighbor's home. 

http://www.laderaportal.com/CMS/stephane-marchand-to-be-arraigned-may-5-for-felony-burglary-201104293055/

Stephane Roger Marchand is the likely perpetrator of this completely fabricated hit piece on me as a way of retaliating for the article that obviated what a psychopath he is.  OC Sheriff Reports show that his wife has called 911 to report him as "bi-polar and off his meds".  Marchand has also had his wife, Nicole Marchand arrested for domestic violence.  


Mr. Marchand (AKA Roger March) is a convicted felon.  
http://www.scribd.com/doc/150241008/Stephane-Marchand-Burglary-Case-History-Felony-Conviction

Marchand has also been found civilly liable for fraud in a case where he was accused of swindling money from an Anaheim School Guidance Counselor.  
http://www.scribd.com/doc/54582814/Stephane-Marchand-Fraud-Lawsuit

Stephane Marchand was charged with 4 counts of felony grand theft among other charges, but pled down to practicing law and real estate without a license.  He was convicted and sentenced to 45 days in jail. 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/150243470/Stephane-Marchand-Convicted-of-Practicing-Law-and-Real-Estate-without-a-License

He is also accused of faking the trading of Binary Options in order to steal money from potential "investors".  

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Stephane-Marchand-Roger-Marchand/orange-county-California/Stephane-Marchand-Roger-Marchand-Stephane-is-A-LIAR-Very-dishonest-he-scammed-my-frie-1059911

and...

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Stephane-/Orange-County-California-90032/Stephane-and-Nicole-Marchand-The-biggest-scammers-on-the-web-they-are-still-stealing-peo-1060049

He is also accused of hiring numerous housekeepers and nannies and refusing to pay them while at the same time, threatening to have them or their family deported if they complain and don't continue to work.  

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Stephane-Marchand/ladera-ranch-California/Stephane-Marchand-taken-advandage-cheat-ladera-ranch-California-1057043

Marchand is also living in a house in Ladera Ranch that he basically "scammed" the homeowners into quit-claiming him onto title in the belief that he would sue the Banks and the FDIC and get them back their home without paying their mortgage and a clear title.  Seriously... you can't make this stuff up.  
http://www.scribd.com/doc/74133966/Stephane-Marchand-as-Odd-Plaintiff-in-Loan-Conspiracy-Lawsuit

And on top of that, the attorney he used was trained in "Nigerian Law School" and
disbarred in the middle of the case. http://www.scribd.com/doc/94525098/stephane-marchand-s-nigerian-lawyer-not-admitted-to-practice-resigns-from-bizarre-real-estate-case

He has falsely posted all over the Internet that I am a "child molester", that I have exposed myself to children and that I am a drug user, all of which is provably false.  Stephane Marchand has called and emailed me threats and I currently have a civil restraining order against him, but he is undeterred.  He is attempting to "SEO" my name with as many "bad acts" as he can, but the irony is that most of what he is accusing me of is what he is ACTUALLY doing.  Here's the problem with his plan, though.  Everyone who knows me, knows my character and doesn't believe a word of this.  Anyone who has ever met Stephane Marchand, does not have to know him for long.  So every time ANYTHING about me shows up on the Internet, ALL of this information is going to be posted along side of it so that ALL WILL KNOW about the psychopath who is cyber-stalking me.  

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

younginoc, you had me at " fat five-sandwich eating fuck."

Mike Kalnins
Mike Kalnins

Did You Know That Capital Ize Ing Every Single Foocan Word Is Like Wearing A Sign That Says Bring Back Eugenics No Not Generally Just Treat Me As A Special Case ??

Mike Kalnins
Mike Kalnins

yes, because the president makes the laws.

guest
guest

Rapist getting a little bit of what he deserves

Black Stocking Fetish
Black Stocking Fetish

At Least I Have better Eye Vision than You...You DORK with Pubic looking Hair.

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