Wednesday, April 6, 2016

UPDATED::Two Philly Hate Attackers Will Serve No Jail Time – Kathryn Knott Rejects Plea Deal - The New Civil Rights Movement

UPDATE:: Judge won't reduce jail time in gay-bashing incident
Early in March Kathryn Knott submitted a resentencing motion because she was too stupid to realize her idea of privilege wasn't going to work:
The proceeding is not a resentencing hearing, but one in which the judge will consider the merits of the defense's request.

In the motion, Brennan argues there should be parity between the sentence Knott received and those given to her two codefendants.

Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams were sentenced to probation before another judge in October as part of plea deals.

Knott rejected a plea deal offered by the Commonwealth and took her case to trial.
Thankfully Buck county "Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington called appropriate the five- to 10-month prison term she imposed on Kathryn Knott, and chided Knott for a "complete disconnection with the incident itself and a failure to take personal responsibility herself for the crimes she was convicted of."
UPDATE::  Kathryn Knott seeks resentencing hearing in gay-bashing conviction
Kathryn Knott is asking Judge Roxanne Covington to grant her a resentencing hearing.

Attorney Bill Brennan, who replaced Knott's former defense attorney Louis Busico, filed a motion for reconsideration Wednesday with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Covington sentenced Knott last week to 5-to-10 months in prison for her role in the 2014 beating of a gay couple in Center City. Knott also received two years of probation, a $2,000 fine and was ordered to attend anger management classes, keep out of Philadelphia County during her probation and stay away from the victims, Andrew Haught and Zachary Hesse.

Knott was taken to Riverside Correctional Facility immediately following her Feb. 8 sentencing hearing.

Brennan said late Wednesday afternoon that he is requesting the court consider alternatives to incarceration, contending that Knott's sentencing should be more rehabilitative and better attempt to heal the wounds caused by the assault.
Kathryn Knott, Philip Williams, and Kevin Harrigan reportedly have been offered a plea deal that includes community service and probation but zero time in jail. The three were charged with the Sept. 11, 2014 anti-gay hate attack against a Philadelphia same-sex couple that landed one of the men in the hospital with a broken jaw that had to be wired shut for nearly two months.

The trio of accused hate attackers were arrested September 24, 2014 and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person (REAP), for the attack. Williams and Harrigan were also charged with conspiracy.

Today in court Williams and Harrigan accepted a plea deal that, as Philly Gay News reports, includes community service and probation but no jail time. Kathryn Knott reportedly rejected the deal and will stand trial.
Local ABC News Affiliate WPVI confirms those details, adding, "The plea deal was at the wish of the victims, according to the district attorney's office. The victims said they felt safe in Center City before the attack."

BREAKING: Two Philly Hate Attackers Will Serve No Jail Time – Kathryn Knott Rejects Plea Deal - The New Civil Rights Movement

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