Self-Described Preacher Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison In 'Basement Of Horrors' CaseEddie Wright was sentenced to 27 years behind bars for his role in the organized torture of people who were physically and intellectually handicapped.
Woman At Center Of 'Basement Of Horrors' Sentenced To Life In Prison +80 YearsThe woman at the center of what became known as the Tacony “basement of horrors” case in Philadelphia has been sentenced to life plus 80 years in prison.
Guilty Plea In Tacony Basement Of Horrors Case To Avoid Death PenaltyLinda Weston, the woman at the center of what became known as the Tacony "basement of horrors" case in Philadelphia, has changed her plea to guilty.
Guilty Plea From 1 Defendant in Phila. 'Basement of Horrors' CaseJean McIntosh, daughter of the alleged family and criminal leader, has pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, hate crimes against the disabled, and kidnapping resulting in death.
2013 IN REVIEW: Feds Take Over Phila. 'Basement of Horrors' CaseAlleged 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.
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.
Philly Prosecutors Step Aside For Feds In Tacony ‘Basement Of Horror’ CaseAs expected, Philadelphia prosecutors will step aside so federal authorities can pursue charges over the alleged kidnapping of mentally disabled adults for their disability checks.
Feds Add 2 Murder Charges In Tacony ‘Basement of Horrors’ CaseProsecutors 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.
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.
Trial Ordered for 4th Defendant in Tacony 'Basement of Horrors' Kidnap/Fraud CaseA 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.
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.
Philadelphia DA Won't Try To Restore Charges Against 1 'Basement of Horrors' FigureThe 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.
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.