Same hearing date for fourth Tacony kidnapping suspect

    An initial court hearing is scheduled today for the fourth defendant in the Tacony basement abuse case.

    Authorities say 32-year-old Jean McIntosh is the daughter of the plot’s alleged ringleader, 51-year-old Linda Ann Weston. On Monday, a judge scheduled a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing for Weston and the two other defendants — Weston’s boyfriend, 47-year-old Gregory Thomas, and 50-year-old Eddie “the Rev. Ed” Wright.

    Update, 12:30 p.m. McIntosh will appear in court Dec. 19, along with suspects Weston, Thomas and Wright. According to the Associated Press, her attorney says McIntosh is “shocked,” but understands the charges.

    McIntosh’s lawyer was in court at 9 a.m. All four were arrested last week and face kidnapping, false imprisonment and other charges. None have entered pleas.

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