Monday, July 6, 2015

"Dungeon" case to be tried next year

Trial for Linda Weston and her accused accomplices is set to begin Jan. 28, 2013, lawyers agreed today. After jury selection is completed, the trial may last up to 10 weeks.

"Dungeon" case to be tried next year

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Linda Ann Weston awaits trial on a host of charges.
Linda Ann Weston awaits trial on a host of charges.

Trial for Linda Weston and her accused accomplices is set to begin Jan. 28, 2013, lawyers agreed today. After jury selection is completed, the trial may last up to 10 weeks.

Weston, 52, is charged with kidnapping, assault and other offenses for allegedly imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in a Tacony basement in ghastly conditions. Weston is also charged with the kidnapping and abuse of her niece.

Prosecutors have alleged that Weston and her accomplices moved the group around the country to escape notice by authorities, and stole disability checks that were meant for their captives. They were arrested in October after the four adults were discovered.

Others charged are Weston's daughter, Jean McIntosh, her boyfriend, Gregory Thomas, and Eddie Wright, a homeless "street preacher" who Weston met in Texas.

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Mike Newall has been covering Philly crime, cops and mayhem since 2007, beginning with his work with the Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly.

He joined the Inquirer’s New Jersey Bureau in 2010, reporting extensively on violence in Camden, and has been back on the Philly crime beat since April, where he finds the people and the stories behind the daily crime blotter.

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