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Jury in Bobbi Parker's trial will visit former home on prison grounds

Jurors in Bobbi Parker's trial completed their first full day of deliberations on Tuesday.
By TIM TALLEY Published: September 21, 2011
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Prosecutors say Parker helped Dial escape after falling in love with him while they worked in a prison pottery program in the garage of the Parker home, on prison grounds.

Both Dial and Parker maintained he kidnapped her, but Oklahoma authorities filed charges against Parker, believing she helped Dial escape.

In his closing argument Monday, assistant prosecutor Eric Yarborough dismissed Parker's claim that she was drugged.

“The intoxication in his case was love,” he told jurors. “She chose freedom with Randolph Franklin Dial. Was it a good choice? Probably not. Was it a bad choice? Absolutely.”

Parker's attorney, Garvin Isaacs, called Dial a “sick, sociopathic egomaniac” who stole Parker from her husband and two daughters. She's still married to her husband, Randy Parker, who testified during the trial that he loves his wife.

“Bobbi Parker isn't going to do anything that will break up her family,” Isaacs said.

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