‘Basement of Horrors’ case: man pleads guilty


PHILADELPHIA – The fifth man charged with kidnapping, torturing and enslaving disabled adults in a Philadelphia basement has pleaded guilty.

Nicklaus Woodard on Thursday admitted he helped ringleader Linda Weston hold victims chained up for years in the cramped basement.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea comes more than two years after Weston struck a deal agreeing to life in prison to avoid the death penalty.

Woodard faces life in prison.

All five defendants in the “Basement of Horrors” case have admitted that they imprisoned mentally disabled persons and exploited them for more than ten years.

Three of the defendants, alongside Woodard, face sentencing this year. DAJ/Expat Media


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