Wife of former Okla. warden awaits jury verdict

September 20, 2011 - 4:05 AM

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) — Jurors are beginning their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer escape.

A seven-man, five-woman jury began deliberations Monday night. Bobbi Parker is charged with helping Randolph Franklin Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory 17 years ago. Jurors discussed the case for about one hour and will resume deliberations Tuesday morning.

Greer County prosecutors allege Parker fell in love with Dial and helped him escape from the prison her husband, Randy Parker, helped supervise. Defense attorneys claim Dial kidnapped Bobbi Parker and held her hostage for more than a decade before they were found living together in East Texas in 2005.

Parker faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.