Victim in Pizza-Bomb Robbery Was in on the Plot

Feds call dead delivery guy the inside man
By Evelyn Renold,  Newser User
Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:44 PM CDT
In this photograph copied from the driver's license of Brian Wells and released by the Erie Times-News, shown is Wells. Wells, a pizza delivery man who robbed a bank and was then blown up by a bomb locked...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A pizza deliveryman who died following a bizarre 2003 robbery was in on it all along, according to new federal indictments, CNN reports. Wearing a bomb around his neck, Brian Wells robbed a bank in Erie, PA, then told police that gunmen had forced him to do it. A bomb squad was called, but the device went off, killing Wells before help arrived.

A grand jury also named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Kenneth E. Barnes as part of the plot, charging them with bank robbery and conspiracy. Both are already in jail for other crimes. Diehl-Armstrong is serving time for the murder of her boyfriend, whose body was found in a freezer near where Wells made his last delivery.