Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case


Mar 05, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Yesterday there was an update in the case involving Robert Knox, the young actor who appears as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Half-Blood Prince, who was tragically murdered last May. As reported earlier, a jury in England found Karl Bishop, 22 guilty of the murder of Robert Knox, and today Mr. Bishop was handed a life sentence in jail for his crimes. The BBC reports:

Bishop, who was found guilty on four counts of wounding, was given
three further concurrent life sentences for wounding Mr Knox’s friends.

Sentencing, Mr Justice Bean told Bishop that he was a highly dangerous man.

“I do not think it is proved that you intended to kill Robert
Knox. The truth is that you simply could not care less whether you
killed him or not,” he said.

“Your lack of regret let alone remorse was truly chilling”.

Thanks, Andy!

61 Responses to Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case

Avatar ImageCarol Carvalho says: Now let the family try to make sense of it all and start healing,if ever possible! I'm glad they are dealing with the problem of knife crimes in england not as another teen rage phenomenon as some try to put it and analyze it, but as it is, a chilling wave of serious crime and punishing as such. Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: I'm glad this case has been settled. Hopefully Mr. Knox's family and friends can begin to heal now. Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: the justice have been serve. . . . . . Avatar ImageSamiPotter says: It's just so sad. Senseless violence.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: Death at such a young age is really tragic - my heart goes out to Robert's family. Such a bittersweet experience it would be to seem him onscreen this july.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Hopefully now that will mean he is never getting out. Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: My thoughts go out to his family, hopefully they can have some closure, although I dont know how anyone deals with something like that. It's a real tragedy. Avatar Imagegeneliz says: marcus belby. :(Avatar ImageNiphai says: Although it will not bring his victim back to life, I'm glad Bisshop got life in prison. I truly hope the family of Mr. Knox can find some closure and that they can start the healing processAvatar ImageErinM says: Justice. Finally. Hopefully the Knox family will be able to heal (albeit slowly) from this terrible, senseless tragic event.Avatar ImageGryffindorGal87 says: That's good to hear. Now hopefully his family can start to heal.Avatar ImageVioletPhoenix says: I agree with everyone, good to hear, he deserves what he gotAvatar ImageBKool says: Good riddance. Justice is served.Avatar ImagePineappleCrush says: Senseless violence is so horrible... :( I hope the family can finally start to heal and recover from this horrible incident.... It's still so heartbreaking...Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: He more than deserves itAvatar ImageProfessorPotter says: I hope this brings at least some closure for the family, maybe not so much as in grief for their lost one but at least in the sense that justice had been served. Avatar ImageCatherine says: this whole situation is just sad =(Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: The life sentence is deserved. At least he won't be harming anyone else ever again.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: We talk about the Murder a lot but what about the Robert Knox family there got Life Sentence too with out there belove son. My hart go's to tham.Avatar Imagecoppertopchopperhopper says: Sarah Knox: "I really wish I could remember the last moment I spent with him, that last look, but this was cruelly taken away from me when he died. It's just a blur. If only I could turn back the clock, give him one more hug, take one more look at his face, tell him how much I love him. No-one can understand the panic and fear of what I was going to find when I got down at The Metro Bar. When I saw Jamie in total desperation, covered in blood, I felt sick and frightened for what I would find. I wanted to be with Jamie and comfort him but I needed to get to Rob. All I could think about was being with and seeing Rob - letting him know I was there, with him." Her words are heart breaking.Avatar ImageLunaGinervaBlack says: awwwAvatar ImageLunaGinervaBlack says: awwwAvatar ImageChantyBabez says: Serves himself right!! He deserves that for the lives he's ruined and even if he was free i could seriously see a large group of people ambushing him and killing him anyway!! :D xAvatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: that made me knox's words are chilling. this young man has no remorse for what he did. no guilt. He doesnt care. what is this world coming to! my heart and prayers are with the Knox family. Avatar ImagewrockfangirlSQUEE says: That's so sad!!!Avatar ImageJohnB says: Whatever happened to the good old days where the Brits would draw and quarter a {fill in your favorite adjective or adverb here} like this. Oh well, as Britain goes this is the best they could do. Hopefully the family can move on and have some sort of a positive rest of their life. John B.Avatar ImageAngelasCrochetingCorner says: Praying for the family.Avatar Imagedavid1228 says: This guy deserves it.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Wow. Thank God he got life in prison. Disgusting to snuff out a life. Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I'm glad he's off the streets. I feel horrible for Knox's family, and I hope they can find some small comfort in knowing that this man won't be able to hurt anyone else. Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: Good.Avatar Imagejenlynn619 says: good I hope he rots.Avatar Image2ducky says: That's "NOX" on Robert Knox's deranged killer! Fitting!Avatar Image2ducky says: That's "NOX" on Robert Knox's deranged killer! Fitting!Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: Such a sad situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rob's family and friends.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad that justice has been carried out. May he rest in peace.Avatar ImageMahayana says: It was a terrible thing that happened, but at least the guy is being punished for it. Avatar ImageHarry89 says: They should have put him on Death Row. I don't know if the UK has that but I think that in a case like this it should be implemented. My heart goes out to the families affected by this horrible tragedy. I hope they can sleep a little easier knowing justice has been served. Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Justice has been served! Hopefully this will bring closure to his family.Avatar ImageLochDoc says: He deserves that and so much more. Too bad he couldn't be tried in TX.Avatar Imagefbv807 says: Is there anyone else amazed at the exact wording of the judge's comments? "The truth is that you simply could not care less whether you killed him or not Your lack of regret let alone remorse was truly chilling." That's exactly why Voldemort died!! He had no regard for whom he killed and he couldn't show remorse. WOW! Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Justice isn't served, but at least family can have some peace. Avatar ImageAga Veneficus says: Good.Avatar ImageLily_Potter_2 says: So sad, so young my heart goes out to his familyAvatar Imagejonfrog says: well I'm glad that he's behind bars. my sympathies to the Knox familyAvatar Imagesqueakerteacher says: I think this was a tragic waste of two lives and I really feel sorry for both parties. For the Knox family because of the lose of their son a young life cut oh so short, but also for the young man because of his choices he has to live with what he did and the repercussions of all that entails but also his life is cut short also because he has lost the only thing we really have, the freedom to do what we want with our lives and to make our own choices. Yes he will have choices but they will be limited and he will have a hard hard road ahead of him, i do not condone what he did and i do not take it lightly killing some on is tragic ( that is one thing that we find over and over in the stories we all love) but he is still do feel pity for him.Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: justice has been served and the guilty shall be punnished , and now the family of Mr. Knox can have final closure and hopefully that beast never sees daylight as a free man again Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's good. I hope he repents in prison for good. Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Just what the guy deserves. Let him rot in there. Avatar Imageradish_earrings says: I do so hope that the family gets invited to the premier! My thoughts are with the family.Avatar ImageLizbit says: fbv807: You are so right. It's sad to think that people with so little remorse and regard for life aren't just fictional characters. As with every one else on here my thoughts and prayers go out to the Knox family. I know it'll never bring Robert back, but at least it brings some form of an ending to all of this.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I'm glad the family got closure. Poor dears...Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: My prayers are with the family hopefully they have some closure from this. My prayers are with Karl Bishop as well maybe in some strange way he can one day be forgiven and become a better person.Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Good thing he didnt get out on bailAvatar Imagesnapealicious says: So sad.Avatar ImageWhimsi-Cal says: He murdered one and attempted to murder several other people. Its a shame they do not still hand out death penalties in the UK. This guy would definitely deserve it.Avatar Imagethe-charmed-baja says: Thank bloody god!Avatar Imageilovefeltbeats says: im glad that killer is off the streetsAvatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Though it doesn't change the fact that Robert is dead, I'm more than happy that his killer (Bishop) is being locked behind bars for the rest of his life. I wonder if HBP will have some sort of rememberance or dedication to Robert's death in it? That would be really nice if it did.Avatar ImageGertie Keddle says: Many people don't have faith in the justice system, but moments like this prove to me that the right thing can be done.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Justice is served. R.I.P Robert Knox. I hope they dedicate HBP to him thats the last they can do.

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