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Karma is something else

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A convicted killer who spent more than a decade on the run with a former prison warden’s wife died Wednesday in a prison infirmary, officials said.
    The cause of death was not released, but Randolph Franklin Dial had suffered from a lengthy illness, said Margaret Sexton, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
    During a December 2006 court hearing, Dial, 62, had said his heart was failing and doctors had given him a year to live.
    Dial had been convicted in 1986 of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the 1981 slaying of a karate instructor.
    He was serving time at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite when he disappeared in 1994 with Bobbi Parker, the wife of the prison’s deputy warden. He remained on the run until 2005, when he and Parker were found at a chicken ranch in east Texas.
    A sculptor and painter with a master’s degree in art, Dial had obtained trusty status at the Oklahoma State Reformatory, meaning he could stay in minimum security housing outside the prison walls.
    He ran an inmate pottery program with Parker, used a kiln in the Parkers’ garage and had access to their home during the day. The morning of Parker’s disappearance, her husband saw Dial working in his garage as he left.
    Law enforcement officers acting on a tip found Dial in a mobile home near Campti, Texas, in April 2005. Parker was found nearby unharmed, working on a chicken farm. After she was interviewed by investigators, she was reunited with her husband, Randy Parker, and their two daughters, who were 8 and 10 when she disappeared.
    After his capture, Dial said he kidnapped Parker at knifepoint then forced her to live with him as a hostage. Parker told investigators she stayed with Dial because she feared he would hurt her family.
    Oklahoma prosecutors never charged Dial with kidnapping or filed any charges against Parker in connection with the escape.
  2. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I thought FOR SURE this was an anecdote about boots getting it up the pooper....

    Ok, before I am chastised for getting off topic, I would like to sincerely ask what it is you mean by 'Karma is something else'....because the guy died and he was a convicted killer? The guy WAS 62...
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