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(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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DA’s Office Reverses; Will Refile Charges Against 1 ‘Basement of Horrors’ Figure

The 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.

12/22/2011

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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

Suspect Linda Weston.

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.

12/20/2011

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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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More Charges Added As Niece’s Care Probed In Philadelphia ‘Basement of Horror’ Case

Three of the four defendants in Philadelphia’s basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

10/28/2011

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Police Search Northeast Philadelphia Home In Connection To ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

CBS 3 has learned Philadelphia detectives searched the basement and garage of a Northeast Philadelphia home this afternoon, looking for possible evidence that may link the 2005 death of a 59-year-old woman to alleged basement of horror suspects Linda Ann Weston and three others.

10/26/2011

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Northeast Philadelphia ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

The suspected ringleader of an alleged Social Security fraud scheme in which police say mentally disabled people were held captive in a basement may not completely understand the seriousness of the charges against her, her lawyer said Monday.

10/24/2011

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Court Action For Defendants In Basement Captivity Case

Lawyers for Linda Weston and two male co-defendants were in court on Monday as their clients begin to face charges in the alleged scheme to hold captive mentally handicapped people, to steal their Social Security checks.

10/24/2011

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Suspects In ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case To Appear In Court Monday

The three suspects charged with keeping four mentally disabled adults locked in a basement as part of an alleged social security fraud scheme are expected to make their first appearances in court Monday.

10/23/2011

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4th Suspect Arrested In Tacony ‘Dungeon’ Case

Philadelphia police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the horrific discovery of the four malnourished, mentally incapacitated adults being held captive in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia.

10/19/2011

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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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Police Commissioner Creating Task Force To Probe Philadelphia Captivity Case

As the investigation continues into four mentally disabled adults found locked in the basement of a northeast Philadelphia apartment building, police say there may be dozens more victims by the group headed up by alleged ring-leader Linda Ann Weston.

10/18/2011

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Exclusive: Victims Describe Horrific Basement Captivity

In an Eyewitness News exclusive, three victims who were held captive inside a Northeast Philadelphia basement described the horrific ordeal.

10/18/2011

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