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8:57 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Bobbie Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – 1 more juror chosen in trial of warden's wife

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) The number of prospective jurors in the trial of a former warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer she had fallen in love with escape from prison is now at 19.

Bobbi Parker is charged with assisting a prisoner to escape for allegedly helping Randolph Dial break out of the Oklahoma State Reformatory in 1994 and then running away with him. Defense attorneys say Dial kidnapped Parker and held her captive until she was rescued in 2005 at a Texas chicken ranch.

Defense attorney lawyer Garvin Isaacs says one more prospective juror was chosen on Monday before the selection process recessed for the day. Isaacs says attorneys plan to pick 22 prospective jurors before using challenges to seat a 12-member jury.

Jury selection resumes on Tuesday.