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8:54 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Wife of ex-warden released from OKC prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma prison warden's wife convicted of helping an inmate escape almost 18 years ago has been released from prison.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says Bobbi Parker was released at 1 a.m. Thursday from the Hillside Community Correctional Center in Oklahoma City. She served a little more than half of her 1-year prison sentence.

Parker was convicted Sept. 21 for helping convicted killer Randolph Franklin Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory where her husband, Randy, was deputy warden.

Parker and Dial disappeared together from the Greer County prison on Aug. 30, 1994. They were discovered living together as man and wife on a chicken farm in Texas in April 2005.

Prosecutors allege Parker fell in love with Dial. Her defense attorneys say she was kidnapped.

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