Man gets 45 years in prison in Pa. collarbomb case

By: AP
By: AP

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has received 45 years in prison in a plot that left a pizza delivery man-turned-robber dead from a bomb locked to his neck.

Fifty-six-year-old Kenneth Barnes apologized in federal court Wednesday. He said what happened to the delivery man, Brian Wells, "wasn't supposed to be."

Barnes pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy and aiding and abetting.

Wells died when the bomb exploded shortly after the robbery in August 2003.

The alleged mastermind is 59-year-old Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. She's awaiting an exam to determine if she's mentally competent to stand trial.


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