Trial date set for Tacony dungeon trio

    On Friday, a trial date was set for the three defendants charged with chaining mentally challenged people in a Tacony basement.


    Common Pleas Judge Daniel J. Anders scheduled the trial of Linda Ann Weston, Gregory Thomas, and Eddie Wright, to begin on Jan. 28.

    According to, a charge of promoting prostitution and neglect of a care-dependent person was dropped, but the rest were not.

    The defendants are being charged with crimes in connection to a scheme they had been running since 2001 where they beat, starved, and kept victims hostage in order to steal their Social Security checks.

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