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December 09, 2015

Trial for woman charged in Philly gay bashing set to start Wednesday

Kathryn Knott, 24, of Upper Southampton, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, conspiracy and related offenses

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Philip Williams, Kevin Harrigan and Kathryn Knott.

The trial for Kathryn Knott, one of three people charged in the beating of a gay couple in Center City last fall, is expected to begin Wednesday, CBSPhilly reports.

Two co-defendants, Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan, both of Bucks County, accepted a plea deal in October that prohibits them from entering Center City for the duration of their probation. They also will be required to perform community service at LGBT organizations.  

RELATED: Comedian unhappy with plea deals in Center City beating of gay men

Knott, of Upper Southampton, Bucks County, rejected the deal in favor of facing trial for charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, conspiracy and related offenses.

Read more at CBSPhilly.