Buffalo native Trey Borzillieri is receiving national attention for his work on the Netflix docu-series, "Evil Genius," that premiered last week on the streaming service.
This morning, he and co-director and writer Barbara Schroeder appeared on NBC's “Megyn Kelly Today” to discuss the bizarre crime series, which is subtitled: "The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist."
The riveting, three-hour documentary attempts to resolve who was responsible for the death of the pizza deliveryman, Brian Wells, with a bomb strapped to his neck and whether he was involved in the bank robbery that led to his death.
In the Kelly interview, Borzillieri addressed his dealings with the late Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, a convicted killer who is at the center of the Pizza Bomber case in the four-part series. Diehl-Armstrong claimed her innocence and added, "I am not some evil genius." The title drops the first four words in that sentence, revealing Borzillieri's opinion about her involvement.
He told Kelly that he spoke with Diehl-Armstrong “maybe 500 to 1,000 times” over 10 years.
“So, I was very uncomfortable with it from the start but I was willing to do it for the story, to get truth in this case," he said. "She (Diehl-Armstrong) was just bludgeoning, she was super manipulative, very tough but we had a real relationship.”