Flashback 2003 … when 46 year old Brian Wells robbed a suburban Erie, PA bank with the bomb attached to his neck and then was killed when it exploded as he sat handcuffed in a parking lot while police waited for a bomb squad. What happened next was some of the most bizarre live TV ever …
It is being reported that indictments are likely to come down today in this bizarre mystery.
Indictments will soon be handed up in the case of a pizza deliveryman who in August 2003 wound up in the middle of a bizarre bank robbery scheme that ended with a bomb around his neck exploding, according to lawyers involved with the case.
CNNis reporting that indictments will be for Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Kenneth Barnes.
Pizza-Bomber Mystery Solved?
Authorities Appear Poised to Announce Indictments in the Strange, Fatal Bank Robbery Case
Monday, a federal public defender for a woman named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong filed court documents trying to prevent the government from holding a news conference to announce indictments. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh, which is handling the case, declined comment, as did federal public defender Thomas Patton’s office. (ABC)
New FBI Indictment Says Pizza Deliveryman In on Collar-Bomb Robbery. Brian Wells played at least a limited role in the planning and carrying out of the bank robbery. He is considered an un-indicted co-conspirator.
Marjorie-Diehl Armstrong and Kenneth Barnes have been indicted by the grand jury and their hearing will be July 13, 2007.
Indictment in Pizza Delivery Neck-Bomb Bank Robbery
U.S. v. Marjorie Diehl Armstrong, Kenneth Barnes.
July 9, 2007A federal grand jury indicts two suspects in the Erie, Pennsylvania bank robbery that killed a pizza-delivery man using an explosive neck bomb device. According to the indictment, the defendants originally planned to to make appear that an indicted co-conspirator (pizza-deliveryman Brian Wells) “was merely a hostage by making it appear” that he was forced to follow the defendants’ instructions “to perpetrate the robbery and safely deactivate” the necklace bomb. However, if the pizza deliveryman did not give defendants “the bank robbery proceeds, [follow] instructions, and if he died, he could not be a witness.”
Armstrong is accused of killing “her live-in boyfriend, to keep him from disclosing the bank robbery plan.” On August 28, 20003, the defendants, the pizza deliveryman, and another co-conspirator attached the neck-bomb to Wells’ “neck and torso” before sending him off to rob the bank.
When Pennsylvania State Troopers stopped Wells, Diehl Armstrong and Barnes are accused of driving away from Wells (who still had $8,702.00 that he stole from the bank), subsequently causing the neck bomb to explode and kill him