BREAKING: Kathryn Knott Found Guilty In Philly Gay Bashing Trial


Dan Tracer | Queerty | December 18, 2015

The jury has spoken: Kathryn Knott has been found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.

Knott was one of three charged following an attack on two gay men in September, 2014.

The other two pleaded guilty and accepted a generous plea deal — Knott insisted on going to trial.

NBC Philadelphia reports Knott was found “not guilty of more serious aggravated assault charges and not guilty of charges against the other victim.”

Related: Kathryn Knott’s Gay Cousin Urges Jury To Let Her Go, Claims She’s A Victim Of Slander

Kathryn was one of about 15 people who engaged a same-sex couple in downtown Philly in a verbal argument that quickly turned violent.

She claimed in court that she turned away when things got physical. “I didn’t want anyone getting hurt,” she said during her trial. “I was trying to calm the situation.”

Related: Kathryn Knott Denies Throwing Punches, Says It’s OK To Use “Gay” As An Insult If The Person Isn’t Gay

NBC notes Knott “may have escaped jail time” because she was not found guilty of the more serious aggravated assault charges.

We’ll bring you more updates to this story as they come.

Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s