The Latest: Woman in collar bomb case dies of natural causes

ERIE, Pa. (AP) " The Latest on the death in prison of a woman serving life in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead of a collar bomb (all times local):

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6:45 p.m.

A woman who was convicted in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that killed a pizza delivery driver with a bomb strapped to his neck has died in a Texas prison of natural causes.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms 68-year-old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong died Tuesday. Bureau spokesman Justin Long says her last location in the federal prison system was the Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

Diehl-Armstrong was serving a life sentence plus 30 years in the 2003 Erie bank robbery plot. The plot ended in the death of 46-year-old Brian Wells when a bomb locked to his neck exploded following the robbery.

Authorities alleged Diehl-Armstrong instigated the plot and later killed a co-conspirator. A federal appeals court last year rejected her bid for a new trial.

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5:33 p.m.

A woman convicted in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison.

The U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh says the federal Bureau of Prisons confirms 68-year-old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong died Tuesday at a Fort Worth, Texas, prison. An office spokeswoman says she doesn't know the cause of the inmate's death.

Diehl-Armstrong was serving a life sentence plus 30 years in the 2003 Erie bank robbery plot. The plot ended in the death of 46-year-old Brian Wells when a bomb locked to his neck exploded following the robbery.

Authorities alleged Diehl-Armstrong instigated the plot and later killed a co-conspirator. A federal appeals court last year rejected her bid for a new trial.

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This item has been corrected to show the prison is in Fort Worth, not in Carswell.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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