Prosecutors filed the motion citing “overzealous” media coverage, including “manipulating” victims into doing interviews, and trespassing.
A 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.
Three of the four defendants in Philadelphia’s basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
For the first time, CBS 3 heard from the family of Edwin Sanabria. The 31-year-old is one of the mentally challenged adults held captive in a basement. Sanabria’s family wants to know if any of the children in Weston’s care, who are now in the foster care, are related to them.
Eyewitness news continues to cover the story involving children and adults who police say were abused by 51-year-old Linda Weston and at least three others.
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.