The Philadelphia gay-bashing suspects turned themselves in to police earlier today, and now their mugshots have been released.
From Philadelphia Magazine:
From left, they are: 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan of Warrington; 24-year-old Kathryn Knott of Southampton; and 24-year-old Philip Williams of Warminster.
All three defendants are charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
In related news, Lou Nuscio, lawyer for Kathryn Knott, spoke on talk radio 1201 WPHT today saying not only is she innocent of the violent charges, “she couldn’t bust a grape.”
She is a gentle, kind person who was never in trouble before. She has zero animus to anybody, let alone somebody of a particular group or persuasion. This young woman, on her best day, couldn’t bust a grape. She hurt no one. She struck no one. Simply stated, she didn’t do this.”
Buscio went on to say that the media is making a bigger deal out of this violent episode than it is since “this is an event that happens a hundred times a day in cities throughout our country. It’s a simple assault case.”
I’m not so sure about the “zero animus to anybody” part of her lawyer’s statements. That may be difficult to prove in court in light of Knott’s Twitter account which shows several posts where she appears to be not only homophobic but racist. She also seems to have used her father’s connections to get back at someone who cut her off while driving. See below: