The Bucks County woman who was sentenced to up to 10 months in jail for her role in the attack on a gay couple in Center City will be back in court Monday.
The judge who presided over the trial has agreed to hear arguments that Kathryn Knott, 25, should receive a more lenient sentence.
Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Covington said last month when she sentenced Knott that “it’s very difficult to unring a bell that’s been rung.”
Covington called the 2014 group assault of two men a human rights violation. Prosecutors say Knott and others committed a hate crime by targeting their victims who are gay.
But Knott’s new attorney said his client’s sentence is excessive. He said Knott, who has already served about a month in prison, should be released on probation and do a public service announcement on gay acceptance.
Monday’s court date is not a resentencing; it’s just an opportunity for the judge to hear the argument for a lesser punishment.