2010-07-08 / Local & State

Cancer Delays Woman's Collar Bomb Robbery Case

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The trial of Erie woman accused of plotting a bank robbery that ended with a man being killed by a bomb locked onto his neck has been delayed because the defendant has cancer.

U.S. District Judge Sean McLaughlin on Thursday agreed to delay the trial of 61- year-old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. The trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 30, but is now pushed back until at least Oct. 12.

Diehl-Armstrong is charged with masterminding the 2003 bank robbery, in which a pizza deliveryman told police he’d been forced at gunpoint to wear a collar bomb while he robbed the bank. The bomb exploded before a bomb squad arrived.

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