Joe Son suspect in killing of prison cellmate

October 11, 2011

A long time UG member with the screen name SoCal PriznGardhas reported that early MMA fringe figure Joe Son is suspected of killing his cell mate. The story has since been confirmed.

Random Task, AKA Joe Son, murders cellmate

From: SoCal PriznGard
Member Since: 10/10/06
Posts: 29
I am the first to break this news! Ex UFC fighter, Joe Son has murdered his cellmate. While serving a life sentence for gang rape, Joe Son has been attacked several times by other inmates who do not tolerate rapists in prison. It has not yet been determined why he killed his cellmate or how. Joe Son is best known as the character "Random Task" in the movie Austin Powers. He also competed in UFC 4 where he lost to Keith Hackney by choke.


From: SoCal PriznGard
Member Since: 10/10/06
Posts: 30
No troll. Fact: celly found dead. Joe and dead guy only ones in cell together. Guard doing count, sees celly is unresponsive, medical arrives. CPR performed. Celly has trauma to chest area. Pronounced dead. Innocent until proven guilty but looks like he did it. These are the only facts that I have right now. Investigation still in progress since it just happened on Monday around 5:00 pm.

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Tuesday announced in a press release that former fighter Joe Son has been identified as a suspect in the case of an unnamed inmate’s death.

The inmate, who remains anonymous as the CDCR notifies his next of kin, was reportedly found dead in his cell at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center on Monday evening. The deceased, 50, was admitted to the facility on June 23, 2011, on a two-year sentence for failure to register as a sex offender.

Son was sentenced Sept. 9, 2011, to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 1990 gang rape of a woman walking her dog on Christmas Eve.

Son, 40, made his MMA debut in 1994, submitting to a Keith Hackney choke at UFC 4 after being hit with numerous groin strikes. The stocky native of South Korea never won a sanctioned MMA fight, going 0-4 before retiring from the sport in 2002. Son was also known for an acting career, most notably appearing in 1997's “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”

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