PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2015) – The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office today announced that a jury of Kathryn Knott’s peers has found her guilty of two counts of Recklessly Endangering Anther Person, Simple Assault and Conspiracy for Simple Assault, all misdemeanors, for her role in the attack of a gay couple at 16th and Chancellor Sts. in Center City Philadelphia on Sept. 11, 2014.
“Hate has no place in this great city of ours; not in Center City, not in the Gayborhood and not on one of our neighborhood street corners – from North to South and from East to West,” said Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. “Kathryn Knott’s actions on that night in September of 2014 were disgusting and what she did hurt all of us, especially the LGBTQ community. I’d like to thank the jury for their service and ADAs Mike Barry and Allison Ruth for prosecuting this case.”
This past October, Knott’s co-defendants pled guilty for their role in the attack. Kevin Harrigan pled guilty to one charge of Simple Assault and one charge of Conspiracy. He was sentenced to three years of reporting probation and had to pay $314 in restitution. Phillip Williams pled guilty to one charge of Aggravated Assault and one charge of Conspiracy. He was sentenced to five years of reporting probation and had to pay $628 in restitution. Harrigan and Williams also agreed to perform 200 hours of community service at a LGBTQ organization/cause and are prohibited from going into Center City Philadelphia for the duration of their probation.
The jury chose not to find her guilty of Aggravated Assault. Kathryn Knott will be sentenced on February 8, 2016.