Case against ex-warden's wife delayed again

MANGUM, Okla. (AP) - A hearing in the criminal case involving the wife of a former prison warden accused of helping a convicted killer escape has been delayed.

Attorneys for 47-year-old Bobbi Parker were scheduled to meet Thursday with prosecutors and the judge in Greer County to outline a schedule for the trial. But defense attorney Garvin Isaacs says the recent ice storm and power outages in southwest Oklahoma prompted another delay.

Parker is charged with helping convicted killer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite in 1994. The two remained together for more than a decade before they were discovered living on a chicken ranch in east Texas. Parker's attorneys have said she was kidnapped by Dial. Prosecutors allege she helped him escape.

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