Kathryn Knott expected to appear in court Monday for re-sentencing motions hearing

PHILADELPHIA -- Kathryn Knott is expected to appear in court Monday morning for a re-sentencing motions hearing on the jail sentence she received following a group attack on a gay couple in 2014.

A judge agreed to hear arguments two weeks ago on changing a five- to 10-month jail sentence imposed on the suburban police chief's daughter in a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

The  hearing on the re-sentencing motion on behalf of 25-year-old Knott was originally scheduled for March 8.

Defense attorney William Brennan has called Knott's sentence "excessive." He says she should get probation, as did two co-defendants, and suggested that she do a public service announcement on tolerance.

Jurors convicted Knott of simple assault and three other misdemeanors in the September 2014 attack, which occurred as she and her friends from suburban Bucks County were celebrating a birthday in downtown Philadelphia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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