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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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595 Points

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 justice…no closure…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.

Posted by MJLeakyCon on March 04, 2009, 11:08 AM report to moderator
3354 Points

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.

Posted by Sash1113 on March 04, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
570 Points

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

Posted by Lilliekatieinnes on March 04, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
2926 Points

It’s really wrong.. RIP Rob

I’m glad the killer is convicted

Posted by Niphai on March 04, 2009, 11:35 AM report to moderator
895 Points

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 Knox

Posted by KatherineWeasley on March 04, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
4644 Points

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}

Posted by JohnB on March 04, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
1964 Points

Hopefully he family will find some sort of closure now that the mans been convicted. Still a very sad story. Cheers to Rob.

Posted by VioletPhoenix*ROAR* on March 04, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
8069 Points

I am so glad the killer was convicted and I hope he never gets out.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 04, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
8069 Points

And yes, I hope the film is dedicated to Knox too.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 04, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
5439 Points

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.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on March 04, 2009, 12:53 PM report to moderator
358 Points

So sad… they should definitely dedicate the film to him…although I don’t see them doing it.

Posted by Dances with Dobby on March 04, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
2013 Points

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..

Posted by Pureblood-Slytherin [FTC!!] on March 04, 2009, 01:12 PM report to moderator
7524 Points

At least now the family can move on knowing that the killer will be safely behind bars.

Posted by Bradyboy on March 04, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
4296 Points

That’s so sad, at least he was defending his brother :( people these days

Posted by ~Rachel Michelle~ on March 04, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
420 Points

My gawd. That’s actually pretty scary.
I’m really scared now. D:

Posted by Sorcha on March 04, 2009, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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