Drunken party-girl and convicted gay basher Kathryn Knott was finally sentenced this week to 5-10 months in prison — and I’m hoping it’s ten — for her role in the 2014 beating of a same-sex couple, Andrew Haught and Zachary Hesse in Center City.
Judge Roxanne Covington also sentenced Knott to two years probation, a $2,000 fine, anger management classes, told her to stay out of Philadelphia County during her probation and to stay away from the victims. No word on whether or not she was ordered to keep her bigoted homophobic hate-filled self off Twitter, though.
Kathryn Knott cried as the sentence came down because, apparently, she thought attacking two men on the street because they’re gay wasn’t a crime … or something. She was taken into custody immediately after the hearing.
In issuing her sentence, Covington said she considered the homophobic slurs used by Knott and others in her group — like Kevin Harrigan and Phillip Williams who took pleas to avoid jail — to be hate speech, even if Pennsylvania law does not recognize it as such. She also wondered how Knott, who worked in the healthcare industry, could leave the two men, neaten and bleeding, in the street.
Simple; she was a drunken gay basher who was thrilled at the idea of beating up strangers. Oh, and she and her band of fifteen had another bar to go to so, yeah, why bother?
"The entire group walked away from this. Until those faces appeared on the news no one responded – and did so only to save themselves from prosecution." — Judge Covington
Naturally, in the hopes that maybe the sentence might go the other way, Kathryn Knott finally, FINALLY, read a prepared statement to the victims:
"I am so sorry to what happened to you both on the night of September 11, 2014. I ask you now for your forgiveness and I hope that you someday will be able to provide it. ... Again, I apologize to you and your families. I wish you nothing but the best."
I’m sorry for “what happened” to you, not sorry for “what I did” to you.
Keep that in mind. That’s Kathryn Knott.