No verdict for woman charged in group attack on gay couple

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A Philadelphia jury has spent several hours deliberating without reaching a verdict for a young woman charged in an attack on two gay men. (WPVI)

A Philadelphia jury has spent several hours deliberating without reaching a verdict for a young woman charged in an attack on two gay men.

The jury has reviewed video and photos of the scene after getting the assault and conspiracy case midday Wednesday.

They are set to return Thursday to weigh the charges against 25-year-old Kathryn Knott of Southampton, Bucks County.

Knott has told jurors that she never shouted slurs or threw a punch in the violent assault last year. Two co-defendants are on probation after pleading guilty.



Several witnesses say Knott is the woman in the white dress who threw a punch during the group attack.

Prosecutors say her earlier tweets show she hated gays.

City leaders have since expanded their hate crime law to include sexual orientation.

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