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7:56 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Parker Trial Update

Mangum, OK – 3 jurors now seated in trial of Okla warden's wife
Associated Press


MANGUM, Okla. (AP) Three jurors have now been picked for the trial of a former warden's wife accused of falling in love with an inmate and helping him escape.

Greer County Assistant District Attorney David Thomas said one new juror was chosen Wednesday and questioning of another potential juror will resume on Thursday for the trial of Bobbi Parker.

Defense lawyer Garvin Isaacs says the selection process has been slow because attorneys are trying to choose jurors who haven't been swayed by pretrial publicity.

Parker has pleaded not guilty to helping Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in 1994.

Defense attorneys say Dial kidnapped Parker and held her hostage until she was rescued at a Texas chicken ranch in 2005.

Dial maintained until his death in 2007 that he kidnapped Parker.

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