Jury In Bobbi Parker Trial Visits Prison

Friday, September 16th 2011, 2:15 pm
By: News 9

News9.com and Associated Press

MANGUM, Oklahoma -- The jury in the trial of a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife who is charged with helping an inmate escape has visited the prison where her husband worked when she and the inmate disappeared in 1994.

Bobbi Parker is charged with helping convicted killer Randolph Dial escape the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.

Defense attorneys say Dial kidnapped Parker and held her hostage until they were found at a chicken ranch in Campti, Texas, in 2005.

The jury rode in a van as part of a five-vehicle caravan from the Greer County Courthouse in Mangum to the prison 12 miles away in Granite and spent about 15 minutes looking at the area around the home where the Parker's lived on the prison grounds and nearby homes of other prison officials.

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