Formal sentencing set for Oklahoma warden's wife

Formal sentencing is set for a former prison warden's wife who was convicted of helping an inmate escape from a correctional facility.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 7, 2011
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Formal sentencing is set for a former prison warden's wife who was convicted of helping an inmate escape from a correctional facility.

Bobbi Parker will learn her punishment Monday afternoon in Greer County District Court.

A jury found Parker guilty on Sept. 21 of helping Randolph Franklin Dial break out of the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. The panel recommended a one-year prison sentence.

Parker and Dial disappeared together in 1994 when her husband, Randy, was the prison's deputy warden.

Prosecutors say she fell in love with Dial and ran off with him. But Parker's attorneys claimed Dial kidnapped Parker and held her hostage until the two were found living at a Campti, Texas, chicken ranch in 2005.

Parker has been held in the Greer County Jail since her conviction.

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