Brian Wells Murderer: Where Is Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong? Netflix Pizza Bomber Case

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The Pizza Bomber mastermind: Who is Brian Wells murderer Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong? 

On August 28, 2003, Brian Wells, a pizza delivery man, robbed a PNC Bank in Pennsylvania. The man was forced to wear the collar bomb. 

He was killed when an explosive collar attached to his neck detonated. After some investigation, it was revealed that it was a planned robbery and murder. 

Four of them were charged with the murder in 2007 of pizza delivery man Brian Wells.

Investigators concluded that he was willing to participate in the robbery but was under the impression that the bomb was fake. At the same time, Wells’ family claimed that the conspirators forced him into the theft.

The incident, the collar bomb or pizza bomber case, gained significant media attention, including coverage in the 2018 Netflix series Evil Genius.

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Brian Wells Murderer: Where Is Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong?

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong was one of the masterminds of the case, and she planned the whole robbery and murder of Brain Wells. 

Diehl-Armstrong suggested that Barnes kill her Father so she could receive an inheritance. Barnes agreed to do it for $250,000.

They planned the collar bomb-bank robbery just to kill her Father; they thought of using the robbery money to give to someone and kill her Father.

Diehl-Armstrong was given a life sentence without the chance of parole in 2011 for her involvement in the collar bomb-bank robbery plot and the murder of the pizza delivery man. 

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Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong masterminded a 2003 robbery plot that led to the bombing death of pizza delivery man Brian Wells. (Image Source: People.com)

Before getting involved in the case of collar bomb bank, she killed her boyfriend Robert Thomas six times but was acquitted on self-defense claims. 

After Thomas, she was married to a guy whose identity had not been revealed; it was believed that she also killed him. 

Diehl Armstrong’s family mentioned that she struggled with her mental health for some time and had a good bond with her Father. 

The murderer suffered from lots of illness in prison, and she was struggling with her life for death. 

At 68, she died due to breast cancer; along with her, all four murderers died inside the jail. 

Kenneth Barnes suffered from diabetes and died in 2019 at 64. William Ansel “Bill” Rothstein died in 2004 after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

Floyd Arthur “Jay” Stockton Jr. died in 2022 at 74. The reason for his death was qualified as an accident. 

Netflix Pizza Bomber Case: Evil Genius

A documentary was released in 2018 about the case of the Pizza bomber. “Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is a true crime series based on Brian Wells’s death story. 

The series has a rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 6.45/10. It received mixed reviews from the people; many did not love the series idea, and half appreciated the work.

The idea to create a series about a high-profile crime came to Trey Borzillieri; He became intrigued by the murder of Brian Wells.

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Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank HeistEvil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist. (Image Source: Netflix)

Borzillieri started interviewing people in Erie, Pennsylvania, where the incident occurred and began corresponding with Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong in 2005, as she might have had information about the case.

He spent years investigating the case and interacted with Diehl-Armstrong while she was in prison.

The series is titled Evil Genius, referencing Diehl-Armstrong’s high intelligence before her mental health.

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