A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 19 for three suspects charged with imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in the basement boiler room of a Philadelphia apartment building, the attorney for one suspect said.
The hearing was scheduled at a status hearing Monday, said George S. Yacoubian Jr., who represents Linda Ann Weston, 51.
Weston and two other suspects - Gregory Thomas, 47, and Eddie Wright, 49 - face charges including criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, kidnapping, criminal trespass, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment after the landlord of the apartment building found the four people locked in the 15- by 6-foot room with no food and only a bucket for a toilet, police said.
Weston, Thomas and Wright did not appear in court Monday, Yacoubian said. A hearing is set Wednesday for a fourth suspect, Weston's daughter, according to court records.FULL STORY