Two get probation in Center City beating of gay couple

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 Philip Williams, right, accompanied by attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., walks to a police station last year. Williams and co-defendant Kevin Kevin Harrigan have  agreed to plea deals in the 2014 beating of a gay couple in Center City. (AP file photo)

Philip Williams, right, accompanied by attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., walks to a police station last year. Williams and co-defendant Kevin Kevin Harrigan have agreed to plea deals in the 2014 beating of a gay couple in Center City. (AP file photo)

Two men have accepted plea agreements for their roles in attacking a gay couple in Center City last fall. 

Kevin Harrigan and Phillip Williams both agreed to plea deals related to the September 2014 beating that broke one man’s jaw.  Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Michael Barry said the plea bars the two suburban men from Center City while on probation.

“Phillip Williams accepted a plea to aggravated assault and conspiracy, and Kevin Harrigan accepted a plea to simple assault and conspiracy,” Barry said. “They are both doing probationary sentences. They were both ordered to do 200 hours community service with an LGBT organization.”

Kathryn Knott, who was also charged in the incident, has declined to make a deal.

“We will go to trial in that case,” Barry said. “We will seek charges on all felony charges, and we will seek incarceration if there is a conviction.”

A trial date for her has not been set.

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