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Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case

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Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 08:59 AM

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!

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Good.

Posted by sleepyhead on March 05, 2009, 05:14 PM report to moderator
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good I hope he rots.

Posted by Jenlynn709 on March 05, 2009, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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That’s “NOX” on Robert Knox’s deranged killer! Fitting!

Posted by 2ducky on March 05, 2009, 06:54 PM report to moderator
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That’s “NOX” on Robert Knox’s deranged killer! Fitting!

Posted by 2ducky on March 05, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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Such a sad situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rob’s family and friends.

Posted by eruanna317 on March 05, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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I am glad that justice has been carried out. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Kirk on March 05, 2009, 07:22 PM report to moderator
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It was a terrible thing that happened, but at least the guy is being punished for it.

Posted by Samantha on March 05, 2009, 07:31 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Harry89 !ROAR! on March 05, 2009, 07:48 PM report to moderator
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Justice has been served! Hopefully this will bring closure to his family.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on March 05, 2009, 08:29 PM report to moderator
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He deserves that and so much more. Too bad he couldn’t be tried in TX.

Posted by LochDoc on March 05, 2009, 09:13 PM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by fbv807 on March 05, 2009, 10:34 PM report to moderator
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Justice isn’t served, but at least family can have some peace.

Posted by Bradyboy on March 05, 2009, 11:39 PM report to moderator
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Good.

Posted by Aga Veneficus on March 05, 2009, 11:41 PM report to moderator
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So sad, so young my heart goes out to his family

Posted by Lily on March 06, 2009, 12:26 AM report to moderator
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well I’m glad that he’s behind bars.

my sympathies to the Knox family

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on March 06, 2009, 12:40 AM report to moderator
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