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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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61 Comments

Dustin_and_crystal_thumb
306 Points

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.

Posted by squeakerteacher on March 06, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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7847 Points

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

Posted by ravenclawguy1972 ~Prongs~ ( J.O.R.) on March 06, 2009, 01:51 AM report to moderator
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15914 Points

That’s good. I hope he repents in prison for good.

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 06, 2009, 03:17 AM report to moderator
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4608 Points

Just what the guy deserves. Let him rot in there.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on March 06, 2009, 04:33 AM report to moderator
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I do so hope that the family gets invited to the premier! My thoughts are with the family.

Posted by radish_earrings on March 06, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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144 Points

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.

Posted by Lizbit on March 06, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
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9765 Points

I’m glad the family got closure. Poor dears…

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 06, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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2062 Points

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.

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on March 06, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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604 Points

Good thing he didnt get out on bail

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on March 06, 2009, 07:33 PM report to moderator
Laurie_kins_yahoo
1375 Points

So sad.

Posted by snapealicious on March 06, 2009, 09:11 PM report to moderator
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50 Points

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.

Posted by Whimsi-Cal on March 07, 2009, 05:08 AM report to moderator
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143 Points

Thank bloody god!

Posted by the-charmed-baja on March 07, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
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1761 Points

im glad that killer is off the streets

Posted by JustZoe »ROAR« on March 07, 2009, 12:04 PM report to moderator
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161 Points

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.

Posted by Miss Smarticle on March 07, 2009, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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342 Points

Many people don’t have faith in the justice system, but moments like this prove to me that the right thing can be done.

Posted by Gertie Keddle {WBM} on March 07, 2009, 11:56 PM report to moderator
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