PHILADELPHIA: Lawyers For Accused Gay Bashers Want Charges Dropped
Defense lawyers for the three Bucks County defendants charged with attacking a gay couple in Center City last September intend to file pre-trial motions, in an attempt to eliminate or reduce the charges. The three defendants — Kevin Harrigan, Philip Williams and Kathryn Knott — all of whom are in their mid 20’s, appeared with their lawyers for the status hearing. At the preliminary hearing stage in December, a Municipal Court judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to prosecute them on aggravated assault, conspiracy, and other charges. Defense lawyer Louis Busico, who represents the 24-year-old Knott, says all of the defendants maintain their innocence.The hearing is set for April 15th.