Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Does my bomb look big in this?
A WOMAN who was part of the group which strapped a bomb onto a pizza delivery driver and forced him to rob a bank, only for it to explode has been sentenced to 20-years for her part of the plot.
Back in 2003 the group strapped a bomb collar around 46-year-old Brian Wells' neck and told him to demand cash from an Erie PA bank.
He walked out with almost $9000 but as he waited for the bomb squad to arrive the metal device exploded, killing him instantly.
As part of the five strong team which came up with the complex plan Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, of Erie has now been was convicted on charges of armed bank robbery, conspiracy and using a destructive device in a crime of violence.
Although she denied her role in the crime, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marshall Piccinini said she was involved "up to her eyeballs."

He said she was at a meeting the day before the heist in which she allegedly put the bomb collar around Wells' neck to ensure that it fit.
Prosecutors later revealed that Wells was in fact involved in the heist and probably only realized he was in immense danger when he was forced to wear the bomb collar just minutes before the robbery.
She is expected to get at least 20-years when she's sentenced. 

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