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Kathryn Knott Sentenced in Philly Gay Bashing Case

Feb 8
Kathryn Knott, 25, was sentenced to five to ten months in jail for her role in a 2014 beating of a gay couple in Philadelphia's Center City on Monday afternoon.

Woman Convicted in Group Attack on Gay Men Awaits Sentence

Feb 8
A police chief's daughter will be sentenced Monday in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.

More Than 20 Texas Towns Repeal Sex Offender Residency Law

By David Warren | Feb 8
A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court.

Michigan 'Dog Bill' Proposes Steep Jail Time for 'Sodomy'

Feb 6
The Michigan state senate has approved an animal protection bill that would incidentally reinforce the state's already existing -- and unconstitutional -- ban on same-sex intimacy.

Threat Targets Sheriff's Office at Center of Netflix Series

Feb 4
A caller who phoned in a bomb threat to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office made an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the man at the center of the "Making a Murderer" documentary, authorities said Wednesday.

Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Heir, Pleads Guilty on Weapons Charge

By Janet McConnaughey | Feb 3
A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.

Hearing Opens in Murder Case Profiled in 'Serial' Podcast

By Juliet Linderman | Feb 3
A defense lawyer's failure to call an alibi witness was a key point of contention as a convicted murderer returned to court Wednesday to argue he deserves a new trial in a case that gained fresh notoriety through the podcast "Serial."

Only in Florida: Man Arrested After Yelling About Penis Size, Exposing Himself

Feb 3
Florida police arrested a man last month after he allegedly screamed about the size of his penis and then exposed himself at a hospital.

Virginia Man in Same-Sex Custody Case Ordered to Prison

Feb 2
A Mennonite pastor convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison.

Father Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Daughter With Knife After Coming Out

Feb 2
A Nashville, Tenn. father was arrested over the weekend for allegedly threatening his lesbian daughter and her girlfriend with a knife.

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