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Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2009, 08:30 AM

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.

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3455 Points

how sad!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on March 04, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
276 Points

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.

Posted by Fonty on March 04, 2009, 08:42 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Thankfully this killer was convicted. Sad for Mr. Knox’s family.

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on March 04, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

at last justice have been serve. . . . R.I.P. Rob Knox (Hero) ya, WB should dedicated the film to his name. . . . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 04, 2009, 09:31 AM report to moderator
670 Points

There should definitely be a dedication. I still think Bishop got off easy. The world is full of too many like him.

Posted by Danodob on March 04, 2009, 09:36 AM report to moderator
6690 Points

that is sad :[ poor kid

1930 Points

That’s disgusting, I don’t understand why people do these things :/

Posted by felixfelicis11 on March 04, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
1591 Points

There is way too much violence in the world anymore. Glad to see some justice at least.

Posted by bookmonster79 on March 04, 2009, 10:20 AM report to moderator
4151 Points

sad :[ hope the victims family is doing okay

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on March 04, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
686 Points

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.

Posted by Harry89 !ROAR! on March 04, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
460 Points


Posted by grey_nightshirt on March 04, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
70 Points

Oh no that’s so sad!!! Awww he was trying to protect his brother =[

Posted by Spiiryt { R.O.A.R } on March 04, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
704 Points

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 .

Posted by Riverwings [.gO cRaIZY! ROAR!.] on March 04, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

That’s just wrong. :( The worldsuck index just increased by 50 points there! Sigh…

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 04, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

But at least the killer was convicted. But still, what is happening to people everyday… Sigh…

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 04, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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