The jury reached a verdict in the Bobbi Parker trial Wednesday afternoon and found the wife of a former prison warden guilty of helping an inmate escape from prison.
According to the Associated Press, A Greer County jury determined that 49-year-old Bobbi Parker helped convicted killer Randolph Franklin Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in 1994. Parker insisted that Dial kidnapped her and kept her from reaching out for help for more than a decade by threatening to harm her daughters. The two were found living together in Texas in 2005.
The jury recommended she serve one year in prison, even though she could have faced up to 10 years. Formal sentencing will be set at a later date.
We’ve seen a mixture of responses to the guilty verdict online and want to know what you think? Love it? Hate it? Haven’t been following the trial? Let us know.
Photo by Photographer Jim Beckel: Bobbi Parker is taken in handcuffs from the courtroom after being found guilty, at the Greer County Courthouse in Mangum , Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Behind her is Greer County Sheriff Devin Huckabay.