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Exclusive: Identity of Joe Son’s Alleged Prison Murder Victim Revealed

( was able to obtain Graham’s August 2011 Wasco booking photo. Inset is Son’s Wasco identification photo.)

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Coroner today released the name of the deceased and the details surrounding the death of Joe Son’s cellmate in Wasco State Prison this week.

The coroner has ruled the death Monday of 50-year-old Michael Thomas Graham, AKA Mike Thomas, AKA Dana Young, AKA Dallas Barger, AKA Michael Hernandez, AKA Michael Lewis, AKA Alanis Quinn, AKA Marc Davidson was a homicide.  Autopsy results determined that the San Luis Obispo resident, who was in his third month of a two-year sentence for failure to register as a sex offender after serving an undetermined amount of time previously for “attempted lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age,” was beaten to death.


Joe Son’s Rape Trial Started Two Weeks Ago and He Has Mysteriously Disappeared From California Dept. of Corrections Records

(Son may use Keith Hackney’s nut shots at UFC 4 to as a defense to explain his overactive libido.)

I’ve been following UFC fighter-turned type-casted actor Joe Son’s rape case for a while and had regular correspondence with the Huntington Beach Police Department over the past few months about the upcoming trial, but around the beginning of October I was passed on to the Orange County District Attorney’s office who I was told would be able to answer my questions from that point on as they had taken over the case.

I’m not sure why, but the OCDA’s office never returned a single one of my calls or emails, despite numerous attempts to get further info on Son’s case from them.

Today, I remembered that Son’s trial was to start some time in November, so I checked my notes and realized that it actually started two weeks ago on November 4. I had it incorrectly written down as starting on November 14.

Accessing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s website as I had several times over the past six months (and was able to do so as recently as three weeks ago) to see if there was any new info on Son’s case, I was surprised to find that his prisoner number showed no such person in the database and that there was no record that he ever existed in the system. 

I’m going to try to get in touch with the DA’s office to see what’s going on, but I found it kind of odd that nobody wants to divulge anything about the case and that he mysteriously disappeared from California State’s records.

In the meantime, for those of you who haven’t read the court’s synopsis of the case, you can read it after the jump.


UFC Footnote Joe Son Busted on 1990 Gang Rape Charge

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(Son’s mugshot [top] courtesy of; in retrospect, the abuse he took at UFC 4 was entirely deserved.)

This story is too bizarre and shocking not to pass along. You may remember Joe Son as the UFC/PRIDE fighter and practitioner of “Joe Son Do” who got his balls punched in by Keith Hackney at UFC 4 and had his groin abused further as Random Task in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Well, he might be facing 275 years in prison. TMZ caught it first:

Son pleaded guilty back in May to felony vandalism. The plea required him to fork over a DNA sample. Investigators ran his sample and found Son’s DNA connected him to an unsolved gang rape back in 1990, where a woman was pistol-whipped, raped, threatened with death and eventually blindfolded and released naked.

Son has been charged with five felony counts of rape, two felony counts of forcible sodomy, two felony counts of sodomy in concert by force, seven felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force.

Sherdog digs up more disgusting details:

Son, along with a second suspect, is accused of dragging the victim into the back of a car, pistol whipping her, threatening her life at gun point while he counted the bullets in his gun, and raping, sodomizing, and forcing her to orally copulate him repeatedly, according to a release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Son is also accused of sexually penetrating the victim with his firearm before she was released naked with her pants tied around her eyes.

God bless DNA. Son is being held on $1 million bail. His accomplice in the crime is still at large.

Joe Son highlight reel
‘Just Bleed’ guy in prison until 2012 for receiving stolen property