PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Kathryn Knott, accused of aiding two others in an assault on a gay couple last year, was convicted of four misdemeanor counts Friday, and acquitted of felony charges.
The 25-year-old accomplice sobbed after hearing the Philadelphia jury's verdicts, which consisted of two counts of simple assault and conspiracy to commit simple assault and two counts of reckless endangerment, Philly.com reports. She was acquitted of aggravated assault felony charges.
The daughter of a suburban police chief, Knott was accused of striking one of the victims and yelling homophobic slurs during the brawl. The jury reportedly believed testimonies claiming Knott took part in the attack against Zachary Hesse, 29, and Andrew Haught, 28.
Philadelphia news station WPVI reports Knott will remain free on bail until her Feb. 8 sentencing; she faces punishments ranging from probation to a two-year jail term.
Co-defendants Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Philip Williams, 24, who allegedly instigated the attack, are not permitted to enter Philadelphia and are required to serve at an LGBT organization, WPVI says.
Last year, it was revealed Knott had a history of using homophobic terms on Twitter before taking part in the brawl on a night out in the city. "The ppl we were just dancing with just turned and mafe out with eatch other #gay #ew," she tweeted, according to a Storify collection of her Twitter history.
"Jazz flute is for little fairy boys," another tweet read.