Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case
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".
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.
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.
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.