For my out-of-town readers, the big story in Erie this week is that the “Pizza-Bomber” case is finally going to court. Apparently Brian Wells, the pizza deliveryman who died when the bomb around his neck exploded, was part of a plot masterminded by Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was using Brian Wells as part of her plot to rob a bank, so that she could raise the money to hire a hit man to kill her father, so that she could inherit his money.
You can read more about the story here. Warning: The people involved in this crime are amazingly depraved, even for criminals.
By blogging about this, I have practically guaranteed that my wife and I will not have to serve on the jury for this bizarre case. I feel much better now.
The real mystery about this case is not the murder or the bank robbery. It is how Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong (see picture below) managed to have 3 different boyfriends during the period the crimes were committed.
The orange jumpsuit isn’t very flattering, but I am still amazed that she can find three boyfriends. I know plenty of nice women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s who have difficulty getting dates. Every one of them is saner and prettier than Ms. Armstrong, and they are also considerably less likely to kill their boyfriend and stuff him in a freezer.