What goes on behind the locked doors of a family home is often best left in private. We have such security and privacy for good reasons.
A home is a place without judgment; it’s a sanctuary of sorts where social eyes are less frequent. It lets us be who we are, dress down, talk freely and be less inhibited.
People need this privacy to function by themselves or with those they consider close, like relatives and loved ones. Unfortunately, that privacy can be abused.
Linda Ann Weston kidnapped and tortured people behind her locked doors. More specifically, the locked doors of her apartment complex’s basement.
She spent a ten-year-long “career” capturing and stealing the welfare and benefit money from several people, along with egregious additional counts of identity theft and benefit fraud from as many as 50 people. All thanks to the privacy of her “Basement of Horrors.”
10 /10 Philadelphia Monster
Linda Weston was born and raised in Philadelphia, and, according to her accounts during her hearings, she had a terrible childhood.
She suffered abuse at the hands of her mother, who also took her out of school and forced her into prostitution before she was even a teenager.
She was being treated for depression and schizophrenia with medication, neither of which held back her apparent sadistic tendencies.
9 /10 Family Matters
Weston began her long history as an infamous monster as far back as the 70s when she first discovered a way to get money from the suffering of others.
She “practiced” on her siblings first, breaking them down with routines of torture that included drugging, force-feeding of cockroaches and other awful things, and arranged rape.
She forced her brothers and male cousins to have sex with her sister to name herself as the legal guardian and collect the welfare checks meant for childcare.