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2013 IN REVIEW: Feds Take Over Phila. ‘Basement of Horrors’ Case

Alleged ringleader Linda Weston and four others are accused of keeping disabled adults and children caged in the basement of a Tacony home while stealing their benefit checks.

12/30/2013

Suspect Linda Weston.

Philly Prosecutors Step Aside For Feds In Tacony ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

As expected, Philadelphia prosecutors will step aside so federal authorities can pursue charges over the alleged kidnapping of mentally disabled adults for their disability checks.

01/28/2013

Suspect Linda Weston.

Feds Add 2 Murder Charges In Tacony ‘Basement of Horrors’ Case

Prosecutors have announced federal charges against five people in a case in which authorities say mentally disabled adults were held in the basement of a Philadelphia home as part of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme.

01/23/2013

(Four of the "Basement of Horrors" defendants.  Phila. PD photos)

Judge Drops One Lesser Charge In Tacony ‘Basement of Horror’ Kidnap Case

A Philadelphia judge has rejected most defense motions to dismiss charges against four defendants in the Tacony basement captives’ case.

06/08/2012

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Trial Ordered for 4th Defendant in Tacony ‘Basement of Horrors’ Kidnap/Fraud Case

A man for whom all charges were previously dismissed in the so-called “Basement of Horrors” Tacony kidnap and fraud case is now being held for trial.

02/02/2012

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Philadelphia DA Won’t Try To Restore Charges Against 1 ‘Basement of Horrors’ Figure

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office says it will not try to get new charges filed against one defendant who was cut loose from the local “Basement of Horrors” fraud and kidnapping case on Tuesday.

12/21/2011

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Alleged Victim Details Ordeal In Tacony ‘Basement Of Horrors’ Case

There are new charges in the case of four mentally challenged adults who were found imprisoned in the basement of a building in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this year.

12/19/2011

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Grandparents Of Kids Found In Philadelphia Basement Will Seek Custody

The parents of one of the four mentally disabled people found chained in a Tacony basement last weekend will seek custody of their grandchildren.

10/21/2011

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Understanding The ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

A complete rundown of the suspects and victims involved in the “Basement of Horrors” case in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/19/2011

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