Details about the stabbing death of Harry Potter actor, Rob Knox are coming as the murder trial gets underway. Knox is said to have saved the life of younger brother Jaime, 17.
Jaime and Rob, 18, Knox were outside the Metro bar in Sidcup, Kent on May 24, 2008. It was a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Also outside the bar was Karl Bishop, 21. Bishop was armed with two kitchen knives. Those knives plunged into the young actor five times as Bishop made true on a 'prediction' from the previous week. At that time Bishop had been in a fight outside the bar. The Guardian quotes what is said to have been uttered by Bishop.
'I'm going to come back next week, and someone's going to die.'
Bishop stabbed Knox in the chest during one of the blows killing him. Five others were wounded during the melee.
Rob Knox had just finished filming the role of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He had already signed on for the next installment of the Harry Potter series.
Prosecuting attorney Brian Altman, QC told the court:
"Rob was just one of a number of young people who over the past year or so have fallen victim to knife crime in London," Altman told the court. "He was particularly unfortunate because he fell victim to a young man who was not only an habitual knife carrier but also someone who would quite happily deploy and use knives as weapons – two, in this case – to settle scores. That is precisely what happened here."
Bishop has plead that he was acting in self defense.