News

‘Austin Powers’ actor charged with murder

‘Austin Powers’ actor charged with murder

Joe Son, who played villain Random Task in the first "Austin Powers" movie, is charged with murder. Photo: YouTube/YouTube

Joe Son, shown here in a 2011 prison photo.
Joe Son, shown here in a 2011 prison photo/ AP Photo

“Austin Powers” henchman Joe Son has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his prison cellmate.

The 42-year-old, who played villainous Random Task in 1997 movie “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” is serving 15 years-to-life behind bars for torturing a woman in 1990.

Watch Son in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”

His 50-year-old cellmate Thomas Graham died in 2011, and former mixed martial arts fighter Son has now been charged with his murder, according to TMZ.com.

Graham, a convicted sex offender, was allegedly beaten to death at Wasco State Prison in California.

Latest Headlines

47 minutes ago in Local

Property Tax Credit Getting Boost With New Law

Fresh
GENERIC COUNTERFEIT MONEY

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A new Maine law means that some low-and-middle income families will see their property tax credits double.

yesterday in Local

Wire Fraud Trial Continues In Bangor

GENERIC COURT LARGE

Prosecutors say the wire fraud trial of a Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant will take at least one more day in Maine.

yesterday in Local

Officials Say Wildfire Danger High in Inland Maine

GENERIC FIRE LARGE

The Maine Forest Service says the danger of wildfires is high for the inland part of the state - from York County to Piscataquis County.

yesterday in Local

Michaud Calls for Maine to Cut Heating Oil Usage

MICHAUD ANNOUNCE

Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud is calling for the state to cut heating oil usage in half with a plan that involves mandatory energy ratings for new homes and initiatives to promote wind power and solar panels.

yesterday in Local

Maine Shooting Leaves 1 Man Injured

GENERIC CRIME TAPE

Police in Maine say a shooting in Dover-Foxcroft has left one person hospitalized with wounds that do not appear life-threatening.