'Pizza Bomber' Jailed for Life

Pa. woman was part of gang that forced deliveryman to wear collar bomb
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2011 2:14 AM CST

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed for life for her part in a bank robbery that used a pizza deliveryman as a weapon. Prosecutors say Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was part of a gang that put a pipe bomb around the deliveryman's neck and sent him into a bank to demand cash, CNN reports. The deliveryman—who, according to prosecutors, was a willing member of the gang until he realized the bomb wasn't a fake—was killed when the device exploded afterwards.

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The former schoolteacher "was motivated by greed and completely characterized by evil," prosecutors said. Diehl-Armstrong—who is already serving a 30-year sentence for the murder of her boyfriend weeks before the robbery—told the court she was convicted unfairly. "I am not a crazed killer," she said. "The true killers are still out there." One co-conspirator is serving a 45-year sentence and another died of a drug overdose a few days after the robbery, which netted $8,700. (Read more Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong stories.)

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