Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox


Mar 04, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Last May, we learned the tragic news that actor Rob Knox, a young actor who will be seen as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, had been murdered in London. Today, the BBC reports that a jury has convicted Karl Bishop, 22, and found him guilty of the stabbing of Rob Knox. The BBC states “Mr Knox was stabbed five times as he defended his brother
Jamie from Bishop, the court had heard. Five other people were also
stabbed in the fight.” The PA also reports that on the night of the murder:

“Bystanders saw his face “screwed up in rage” as he lashed out
with the blades, stabbing his victims at least 10 times in less than
two minutes. Rob, 18, had rushed outside to try to protect his younger
brother Jamie after hearing Bishop had threatened him. But he ended up
being stabbed five times, once fatally in a main artery, and dying
later in hospital.”

You can read more about the events of the night in question and the trial, here.

68 Responses to Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox

Avatar ImageCatherine says: how sad!Avatar ImageFonty says: It is very sad and I hope that WB / David Yates / cast & crew will dedicate the sixth film to Mr Knox. That´s the least they can do.Avatar ImageErinM says: Thankfully this killer was convicted. Sad for Mr. Knox's family.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: at last justice have been serve. . . . R.I.P. Rob Knox (Hero) ya, WB should dedicated the film to his name. . . . . . Avatar ImageDanodob says: There should definitely be a dedication. I still think Bishop got off easy. The world is full of too many like him. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: that is sad :[ poor kidAvatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: That's disgusting, I don't understand why people do these things :/Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: There is way too much violence in the world anymore. Glad to see some justice at least.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: sad :[ hope the victims family is doing okayAvatar ImageHarry89 says: Good, I'm glad they convicted him. It will give the family some closure. What they should do now isfry him in the electric chair for what he did to that boy and his family.Avatar Imagegrey_nightshirt says: :-(Avatar ImageSpiiryt says: Oh no that's so sad!!! Awww he was trying to protect his brother =[Avatar ImageRiverwings says: THIS IS DREADFUL....someone who was killed for trying to protect his brother. You have you agrre with me:- The boy died a true Griffindor I'm sad..and proud of that kid :) .May peace be upon him .Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's just wrong. :( The worldsuck index just increased by 50 points there! Sigh...Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: But at least the killer was convicted. But still, what is happening to people everyday... Sigh...Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: I am sad for the family of the victim, but grateful that justice will be served for this crime. There are so many crimes that happen all over this world, to all kinds of people, that see no up-side. I will keep sending positive thoughts to Rob's family, and hope they are on their way to making peace with this senseless and tragic event.Avatar ImageSash1113 says: I'm glad to hear that they convicted Bishop. My thoughts and prayers are with Rob Knox's family and friends. If he wasn't a Gryffindor, then I think he certainly could have been.Avatar ImageX-Lillie-Lovegood-X says: My heart goes out to his family. Kids living in this world are seeing this everyday and me being young at 13 I think its horrible xxxxAvatar ImageNiphai says: It's really wrong.. RIP Rob I'm glad the killer is convictedAvatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: I'm glad that the killer was convicted. And I agree HBP should definitely be dedicated to Rob Knox. Although his character Marcus Belby isn't a central role, Knox's death is still a big tragedy in the HP fandom. I do admire him for protecting his brother! Even if the result is horrible and should never be tolerated. RIP Rob KnoxAvatar ImageJohnB says: Man, this makes me so sick... I wish I had him tied down in a cell with a pair of pliers and a blow torch and my disposal. {or however they put it in Pulp Fiction}Avatar ImageVioletPhoenix says: Hopefully he family will find some sort of closure now that the mans been convicted. Still a very sad story. Cheers to Rob.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so glad the killer was convicted and I hope he never gets out.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: And yes, I hope the film is dedicated to Knox too. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: It is so very sad and I hope that WB / David Yates / cast & crew will dedicate the sixth film to Mr Knox. That´s the least they can do.But at least the killer was convicted. But still,Knox family are paying a life sentens with out there belove son. Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: So sad... they should definitely dedicate the film to him...although I don't see them doing it.Avatar ImagePureblood-Slytherin says: i can't believe it's almost been a year.. finally justice has been served.. atleast the family can have a little bit of closure that their son's killer has been put away and can't harm another person.. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: At least now the family can move on knowing that the killer will be safely behind bars. Avatar Imageemerald_eyes910 says: That's so sad, at least he was defending his brother :( people these daysAvatar Imagequoddy says: My gawd. That's actually pretty scary. I'm really scared now. D:Avatar Imagebookishgal says: That was quick. In the US it usually takes years to get an accused murder to trial.Avatar ImageProf_Tofty says: This is so sad. A dedication would definitely be a wonderful thing to do.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: My God ! That's awful ! Protecting his little brother ... It's so sad =(Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: R.I.P Rob Knox . Happy that the killer finally got convicted.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Violence is every where. . . . It spread like plague. . . . . If only we could spread peace like that. . . . . I feel sad that children who born today or gonna born tomorrow. . . Will never know wat peace is like. . . . Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad that justice has been executed. May he rest in peace and may his family derive some sense of satisfaction (for nothing could truly compensate what they have undergone) from this decision.Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: That's terrible! This guy is sick and wrong! I can't believe he's trying to plead not guilty and claim that it was "self-defense"! Ugh! And for those who think there's justice, there isn't any. This guy gets thrown in jail again (and he doesn't even care if he does), while Rob is dead. Right after his big movie break too!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Well at least he was found guilty, although that won't bring Rob back, will it? What a sad story . . . Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: That's really sad, and I'm glad that the murderer was convicted!Avatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: That's horrible. And his poor younger brother! : (Avatar ImageHPWonder says: Oh my gosh! That is so sad! :'( It's just plain wrong too! TEAR... He chose to do it, he's convicted, HE'LL be staying in PRISON!!!Avatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: That's just sick that people go around doing that. Thank goodness he was convicted!Avatar ImageVincentM says: Unquestionably a horrific crime deserving of no less than a life sentence. The world needs to be rid of people who would do such a thing! Violence is never the answer.Avatar Imagedavid1228 says: This is so sad. It's a good thing the kiler was convicted. It would be horrible to think he was still out there somewhere. I just hope WB dedicates HBP to him. Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Thtas just plain burtal. Such a savage. Does anyone know what he was sentenced to? Avatar ImageFresh Prince says: THATS VERY SAD THANK GOD JUSTICE WAS FINALLY BROUGHT TO THIS MURDERAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: What kind of insane person would do this to another Human Being? It's so sad. I'm glad he got convicted. Avatar ImageHarryfan24 says: I am sad :(Avatar Imageiamminerva says: Because of this nutcase with a knife, we will never know what would have happened to Rob after HBP. He might have gone on to do much more acting. I hope they throw the book at this killer. Avatar ImageProfKnight says: conviction or not, death is something that is so hard to comprehend. Our thought and prayers are there for you. Avatar Imageravenclaw29 says: that is horrible. Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: THATS HORRIBLE. at least they know who did it. GAH IM MAD NOW>Avatar Imagebadger666 says: So tragic! R.I.P. Rob. And, yes, they should definitely dedicate the movie to him.Avatar ImageoOoVettyoOo says: good the guy is a jackass.. imma cry when i see rob in hbpAvatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Rob definatly died a Gryphondor death and deserves to be remembered as the brave young man he obviously was. Warner Brothers should definatly dedicate the movie to his memory. R.I.P Rob KnoxAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I'm glad the court convicted him - but what's the sentence? He'll probably be out on parole in no time.... Rob died doing what he believed was right in protecting his brother - but Bishop probably won't change. I guess I'm just feeling pessimistic.Avatar Imagepottyboutpotter says: I'm glad they found the person who did it. R.i.p Rob xxxAvatar Imageele0206 says: I hope they'll give Bishop a lot of years of prison.Avatar Image.whiteflower says: I was so shocked about his death, very sad, I'm glad they found him guilty.Avatar ImageFayewnofRavenclaw says: So so sooooo sad. My best to the whole family Rob Knox and the killers.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: The killer got extra life sentences, hope he never gets out. Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: At least justice was served. Although, thats easy for me to say sitting here I'm not the one in the family who has had somebody close to them die. R.I.P Rob Knox. Peace be with you and the family. Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: At least justice was served. Although, thats easy for me to say sitting here I'm not the one in the family who has had somebody close to them die. R.I.P Rob Knox. Peace be with you and the family. Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: I still find this story to be disgusting, but I am glad to hear that the person responsible for causing his family so much pain has been convicted.Avatar Imageiceymoon says: goodness, that's just awful. D: i don't remember reading this news.. but be before i started checking for news religiously. glad the guy got convicted.. RIP, Rob Knox. you died a hero.Avatar ImageLvrsc719 says: I don't believe it! What is this world coming to?!?!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Life imprisonmentAvatar ImageSidish_black6 says: To end. . . .

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