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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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2404 Points

That was quick. In the US it usually takes years to get an accused murder to trial.

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on March 04, 2009, 02:19 PM report to moderator
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85 Points

This is so sad. A dedication would definitely be a wonderful thing to do.

Posted by Prof_Tofty on March 04, 2009, 02:46 PM report to moderator
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16484 Points

My God ! That’s awful ! Protecting his little brother … It’s so sad =(

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3186 Points

R.I.P Rob Knox .

Happy that the killer finally got convicted.

Posted by FrancescaElle on March 04, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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2235 Points

Violence is every where. . . . It spread like plague. . . . . If only we could spread peace like that. . . . . I feel sad that children who born today or gonna born tomorrow. . . Will never know wat peace is like. . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 04, 2009, 03:52 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I am glad that justice has been executed. May he rest in peace and may his family derive some sense of satisfaction (for nothing could truly compensate what they have undergone) from this decision.

Posted by Kirk on March 04, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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161 Points

That’s terrible! This guy is sick and wrong! I can’t believe he’s trying to plead not guilty and claim that it was “self-defense”! Ugh! And for those who think there’s justice, there isn’t any. This guy gets thrown in jail again (and he doesn’t even care if he does), while Rob is dead. Right after his big movie break too!

Posted by Miss Smarticle on March 04, 2009, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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23764 Points

Well at least he was found guilty, although that won’t bring Rob back, will it? What a sad story . . .

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on March 04, 2009, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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3463 Points

That’s really sad, and I’m glad that the murderer was convicted!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on March 04, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator
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308 Points

That’s horrible. And his poor younger brother! : (

Posted by FlourishandBlotts (RAWR) on March 04, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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1108 Points

Oh my gosh! That is so sad! :‘( It’s just plain wrong too! TEAR… He chose to do it, he’s convicted, HE’LL be staying in PRISON!!!

Posted by HPWonder on March 04, 2009, 06:32 PM report to moderator
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463 Points

That’s just sick that people go around doing that. Thank goodness he was convicted!

Posted by silverwings [FTC!] on March 04, 2009, 06:35 PM report to moderator
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33 Points

Unquestionably a horrific crime deserving of no less than a life sentence. The world needs to be rid of people who would do such a thing! Violence is never the answer.

Posted by VincentM on March 04, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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839 Points

This is so sad. It’s a good thing the kiler was convicted. It would be horrible to think he was still out there somewhere. I just hope WB dedicates HBP to him.

Posted by Hermione Weasley on March 04, 2009, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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604 Points

Thtas just plain burtal. Such a savage. Does anyone know what he was sentenced to?

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on March 04, 2009, 07:15 PM report to moderator
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