Woman gets 5 to 10 months in group attack on gay men

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- A police chief's daughter has been sentenced to 5 to 10 months in jail, 2 years probation and a $2,000 fine in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.

Jurors convicted 25-year-old Kathryn Knott of simple assault and two 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. 

Witnesses said someone shouted a gay slur, sparking a fight that left one victim with a broken jaw. Knott insisted that she moved toward the fight to intervene, but the judge found that she threw a punch at one victim and walked away while the other lay bleeding in the street. 
 
Two male co-defendants got probation after pleading guilty.
 
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