Lawsuit Claims City Is To Blame For Abuse Of Woman Found In Tacony BasementThe city of Philadelphia is the target in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the the mother of Beatrice Weston, the young woman found chained in a Tacony Basement in 2011.
Niece Of Accused Woman At Center Of 'Basement Of Horror' Case Suing Aunt, City Of Philadelphia The niece of a woman accused of imprisoning mentally disabled captives in a benefits fraud scheme is suing her aunt and the City of Philadelphia, claiming she suffered horrific abuse because she was placed into her aunt's custody.
Judge Drops One Lesser Charge In Tacony 'Basement of Horror' Kidnap CaseA Philadelphia judge has rejected most defense motions to dismiss charges against four defendants in the Tacony basement captives' case.
DA's Office Reverses; Will Refile Charges Against 1 'Basement of Horrors' FigureThe Philadelphia district attorney's office has changed its mind and now says it will recharge the defendant who was about to be freed in the local kidnap-and-fraud case.
Judge: 3 To Be Tried In Philadelphia 'Basement Of Horror' Case A Philadelphia judge has ordered three suspects to stand trial in a case involving four mentally disabled adults who were found locked in a filthy basement.
Senator Casey Plans On Introducing Bill In Aftermath Of 'Basement Of Horror' Senator Casey says loopholes in the Social Security system allowed the situation to occur and he wants to introduce a new bill to prevent similar cases in the future.
Philadelphia Court Upholds Gag Order In Tacony 'Basement of Horror' CaseJudge Sheila Woods-Skipper has upheld a Municipal Court judge's ruling that bars attorneys, defendants, witnesses, victims, and some minors from commenting on the case against Linda Weston and three other defendants.
"Basement of Horror" Defendant Linda Weston Ruled Competent For HearingA psychiatric examination has determined that a woman accused of imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a basement as part of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme is competent to proceed in her criminal case, a judge said Wednesday.
Wide Gag Order Issued in 'Basement of Horror' CaseProsecutors filed the motion citing "overzealous" media coverage, including "manipulating" victims into doing interviews, and trespassing.
Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearing In Wake Of Tacony Dungeon CaseCity Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city's public welfare system.
Philadelphia D.A's Office Requests Gag Order In Tacony Dungeon CaseA Philadelphia judge will hear arguments Wednesday on the District Attorney's motion for a gag order on participants in the basement captives' case. The D.A.'s office, which will not comment, claims in court papers that the media is 'hindering' the case.
More Charges Added As Niece's Care Probed In Philadelphia 'Basement of Horror' CaseThree of the four defendants in Philadelphia's basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.