Four R-Words Chained in Dungeon for Their Disability Checks

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Suspects kept 4 victims chained in Philadelphia 'dungeon' for their disability checks: cops

BY MICHAEL SHERIDAN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Originally Published:Monday, October 17th 2011, 9:50 AM
Updated: Monday, October 17th 2011, 12:12 PM

The three suspects who held four mentally disabled adults chained up in a Philadelphia basement "dungeon" to steal their government checks were officially charged Sunday, police said.

The ringleader is believed to be Linda Ann Weston, who according to the Philadelphia Inquirer previously served eight years in prison for starving a 25-year-old man to death in the early 1980s.

Along with the 51-year-old is her boyfriend, Thomas Gregory, 47, and a homeless man named Eddie Wright, 49, Philadelphia police said Sunday.

The bond for the two men was set for $2.5 million each on Monday. Weston is still waiting arraignment.

The three are charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, kidnapping, criminal trespass, unlawful restraint, and false imprisonment, authorities said in a statement.

More charges are likely.

"What went on was pure evil," said Lt. Ray Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, told the Inquirer.


Police carry out chains from the home in Philadelphia. (NBC 10 News)

The building's landlord, Turgut Gozleveli, discovered the captives - three men and one woman - shackled to a water heater on Saturday, police said. He found them locked behind a large steel door and inside an old 15-by-15 bomb shelter.

"It was terrible," he said, according to the Inquirer. "Something I never expected to see in my life."

Gozleveli told the Philadelphia Daily News, "They had bedsores, were very, very thin... Physically, they did not look in good condition. They were definitely malnourished."

Buckets of urine and feces littered the floor, along with a mattress and some bedsheets. They were hospitalized but said to be in good condition.

The suspects held the four - who ranged in age from 29 to 41 and have the mental capacity of 10-year-olds - in order to steal their disability checks, police said.

The victims are believed to be from Texas, but authorities have not confirmed that or released their names.

Police believe they moved from there to West Palm Beach, Florida, nearly a year ago before arriving in Philadelphia.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...n_for_their_disability_che.html#ixzz1bA46KqqQ
GTR?


From l. to r.: Thomas Gregory, 47; Linda Ann Weston, 51; and Eddie Wright, 49, were arrested on multiple charges for holding four people in a Philadelphia basement, police say.
 

CousinDave

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I would normally guess white, just because you don't see many darkie retards, but then again this is a story from Philadelphia
 

Josh_R

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How the fuck did this piece of shit woman only get 8 years for starving a man to death?
Linda Ann Weston, who according to the Philadelphia Inquirer previously served eight years in prison for starving a 25-year-old man to death in the early 1980s.
The judge and prosecutor should go to fucking prison.
 

LiddyRules

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I wonder if they ever got high, watched the retards, and felt like kings.
 

Ballbuster1

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This is a big story around here. They think these people have been moving around the
country leaving when the authorities or neighbors start to get suspicious. The ongoing
investigation is expected to yield even more suspects and possibly more tards in other
cities.
 

Josh_R

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I would have lost GTR. Usually torture and extremely inhuman acts (at least in America) are white people crimes. Although, the welfare/SSI fraud should have given it away.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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I would normally guess white, just because you don't see many darkie retards, but then again this is a story from Philadelphia
Edited because I can't appear "racist" on a public forum..