Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox
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.
It is 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.
Thankfully this killer was convicted. Sad for Mr. Knox’s family.
at last justice have been serve. . . . R.I.P. Rob Knox (Hero) ya, WB should dedicated the film to his name. . . . . .
There should definitely be a dedication. I still think Bishop got off easy. The world is full of too many like him.
that is sad :[ poor kid
That’s disgusting, I don’t understand why people do these things :/
There is way too much violence in the world anymore. Glad to see some justice at least.
sad :[ hope the victims family is doing okay
Good, I’m glad they convicted him. It will give the family some closure. What they should do now isfry him in the electric chair for what he did to that boy and his family.
Oh no that’s so sad!!! Awww he was trying to protect his brother =[
THIS IS DREADFUL….someone who was killed for trying to protect his brother.
You have you agrre with me:- The boy died a true Griffindor
I’m sad..and proud of that kid :) .May peace be upon him .
That’s just wrong. :( The worldsuck index just increased by 50 points there! Sigh…
But at least the killer was convicted. But still, what is happening to people everyday… Sigh…