Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police chief's daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.
Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Covington questioned how then-hospital worker Kathryn Knott walked away from the victims as one lay badly injured in September 2014.
She also ordered the 25-year-old Knott to serve two years of probation and get anger management treatment.
Witnesses said someone shouted a gay slur, sparking a fight that left one victim with a broken jaw. Knott insisted that she moved toward the fight to intervene, but the judge found that she threw a punch.
Knott was sentenced for simple assault and three other misdemeanors. Two male co-defendants pleaded guilty and got probation.
This story has been corrected to show Knott was sentenced for four misdemeanors, not three.
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