N.C. Native Found Living Locked In Pennsylvania Basement

A North Carolina man is one of four mentally disabled adults rescued from horrific conditions, found living locked in a basement.

Derwin McLemire, 41, is originally from North Carolina. He and three others were rescued this weekend from a crawl space in a Philadelphia apartment building.

The victims say they were manipulated by Linda Weston, who, they claim, took their social security information to collect their government checks.

McLemire says he met Weston last year through an online dating website. He says it was not long before he realized she did not care about him.

"I escaped on time to one of the houses we used to live in of hers and I didn't get away so they got me," McLemire said.

Police say Weston was convicted of murder in a 1981 starvation death. She and two other face charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.


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