Trial set for collar bomb trial
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - August 12, 2010 -- Federal authorities in Erie say they will move ahead with the prosecution of a woman charged in a bizarre bomb and bank robbery case, even though she has cancer.
U.S. District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin said Thursday that a medical report on suspect Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong indicates she could live at least three to seven more years. She has cancer of the glands.
Diehl-Armstrong is charged with masterminding a 2003 bank heist in Erie. A pizza deliveryman told police he'd been forced at gunpoint to wear a collar bomb while robbing the bank. The bomb exploded before authorities could defuse it.
McLaughlin set Diehl-Armstrong's trial for October.
Information from: Erie Times-News
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