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Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox

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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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68 Comments

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THATS VERY SAD THANK GOD JUSTICE WAS FINALLY BROUGHT TO THIS MURDER

Posted by Fresh Prince on March 04, 2009, 07:30 PM report to moderator
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What kind of insane person would do this to another Human Being? It’s so sad. I’m glad he got convicted.

Posted by on March 04, 2009, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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129 Points

I am sad :(

Posted by Harryfan24 ROAR! on March 04, 2009, 08:17 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

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.

Posted by iamminerva on March 04, 2009, 08:19 PM report to moderator
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385 Points

conviction or not, death is something that is so hard to comprehend. Our thought and prayers are there for you.

Posted by ProfKnight on March 04, 2009, 08:33 PM report to moderator
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193 Points

that is horrible.

Posted by ravenclaw29 on March 04, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
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THATS HORRIBLE. at least they know who did it.

GAH IM MAD NOW>

Posted by sleepyhead on March 04, 2009, 08:42 PM report to moderator
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6921 Points

So tragic! R.I.P. Rob. And, yes, they should definitely dedicate the movie to him.

Posted by badger666 on March 04, 2009, 09:39 PM report to moderator
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1522 Points

good the guy is a jackass..

imma cry when i see rob in hbp

Posted by oOo Vetty oOo [ROAR] iL0VESEAMUS on March 04, 2009, 09:52 PM report to moderator
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586 Points

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 Knox

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on March 04, 2009, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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2105 Points

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.

Posted by Agrippa1 on March 04, 2009, 11:10 PM report to moderator
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I’m glad they found the person who did it. R.i.p Rob xxx

Posted by pottyboutpotter on March 05, 2009, 03:13 AM report to moderator
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I hope they’ll give Bishop a lot of years of prison.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on March 05, 2009, 05:27 AM report to moderator
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I was so shocked about his death, very sad, I’m glad they found him guilty.

Posted by .whiteflower on March 05, 2009, 06:41 AM report to moderator
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So so sooooo sad. My best to the whole family Rob Knox and the killers.

Posted by FayewnofRavenclaw on March 05, 2009, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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