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Meet Kathryn Knott, The Violent Homophobe Who Beat A Gay Couple Unconscious

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 2.01.06 PMOne of the suspects charged in Philadelphia’s brutal September 11th gay bashing has a history of being homophobic on Twitter. Are you surprised?

We reported earlier today that three suspects have been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and criminal conspiracy after beating and subsequently hospitalizing a gay couple in an unprovoked attack in Center City this month.

From a group of 12 reported former Catholic high school classmates, eight allegedly took active roles in the assault, and only three have been charged.

If you want to learn more about the assault, check out our previous coverage.

One assailant, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott, is the daughter of Chalfont, Pennsylvania Police Chief Karl Knott and an apparent spoiled brat. Her neighbors told ABC 6 that they’re “not surprised” by the charges.

And according to some tweets dug up by Twitter user Clarknt67, she’s had quite a few things to say about gays, and quite a few tequila shots too many. From what we can tell, she’s also an ER technician, has a propensity to drink at home, and is so annoyed when her parents give her checks instead of cash:

https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/181230916390240256
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/279638683584454656
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/373148183184281600
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/328608089098047489
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/262233568535781376
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/300309294270779392
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/382621831741460480
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/334790736966995969

God bless ‘merica, where this gem of a woman will likely remain innocent until proven rich.

Update: Philly mag has uncovered some tweets that suggest Knott’s father, Chalfont, Pennsylvania’s police chief Karl Knott, has abused his power in the past to benefit her:

https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/182505642601365505
https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/281093283088830464

And, of course, raised her to be a total scumbag:

https://twitter.com/kathryn_knott/status/277180777609977856