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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

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305 Points

Now let the family try to make sense of it all and start healing,if ever possible!

I’m glad they are dealing with the problem of knife crimes in england not as another teen rage phenomenon as some try to put it and analyze it, but as it is, a chilling wave of serious crime and punishing as such.

Posted by Carol Carvalho on March 05, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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730 Points

I’m glad this case has been settled. Hopefully Mr. Knox’s family and friends can begin to heal now.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on March 05, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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2235 Points

the justice have been serve. . . . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 05, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
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113 Points

It’s just so sad. Senseless violence.

Posted by SamiPotter on March 05, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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667 Points

Death at such a young age is really tragic – my heart goes out to Robert’s family. Such a bittersweet experience it would be to seem him onscreen this july.

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on March 05, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

Hopefully now that will mean he is never getting out.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 05, 2009, 09:56 AM report to moderator
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8876 Points

My thoughts go out to his family, hopefully they can have some closure, although I dont know how anyone deals with something like that. It’s a real tragedy.

Posted by Moose_Starr on March 05, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
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1359 Points

marcus belby. :(

Posted by g-g-gena; wbm! on March 05, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
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2926 Points

Although it will not bring his victim back to life, I’m glad Bisshop got life in prison.

I truly hope the family of Mr. Knox can find some closure and that they can start the healing process

Posted by Niphai on March 05, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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2573 Points

Justice. Finally. Hopefully the Knox family will be able to heal (albeit slowly) from this terrible, senseless tragic event.

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on March 05, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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1806 Points

That’s good to hear. Now hopefully his family can start to heal.

Posted by gryffindorgal87 ~*RoAr!*~ on March 05, 2009, 10:52 AM report to moderator
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1964 Points

I agree with everyone, good to hear, he deserves what he got

Posted by VioletPhoenix*ROAR* on March 05, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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1036 Points

Good riddance. Justice is served.

Posted by BKool on March 05, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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322 Points

Senseless violence is so horrible… :( I hope the family can finally start to heal and recover from this horrible incident…. It’s still so heartbreaking…

Posted by PineappleCrush on March 05, 2009, 12:04 PM report to moderator
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2417 Points

He more than deserves it

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on March 05, 2009, 12:06 PM report to moderator
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