Another court date set in gay-bashing case

Another court date set in gay-bashing case

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The trio accused of attacking a gay couple in Center City this past fall was back in court this week.

Kathryn Knott, Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan were back in court Thursday morning for a pre-trial bring back. Such proceedings allow defense attorneys and prosecutors to review evidence being submitted in the case.

The three face aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges in connection with the Sept. 11 attack on Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught. Prosecutors say the defendants verbally and physically attacked the couple, using homophobia language. Haught sustained multiple broken bones and had his jaw wired shut for two months.

Last month, Palumbo denied the defendants' requests to drop the charges against them.

This week, he scheduled another pre-trial bring back for 9 a.m. July 9 in Room 905 of the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.  


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