Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Randolf Dial Dies in Prison

One of the earliest posts to this blog concerned escaped oklahoma killer randolph dial. Dial's story involves a series of events too strange for fiction. In 1986, Dial, a gifted artist, confesses to the 1981 murder of Kelly Hogan. Dial is convicted in Tulsa County Case CRF-1986-1657 of First Degree Murder. In 1994, Dial escapes from prison in Granite, Oklahoma. He abducts the deputy warden's wife, Bobbi Parker, and uses her van in the escape. The van is discovered two days later in Wichita Falls, Texas. Eight days later, Parker's family receives phone calls saying she will be home soon.
Over ten years later, a tip following a broadcast by the television show "America's Most Wanted" leads authorities to a secluded trailer house in Campti, Texas, where Dial and Parker were both residing and working on a chicken ranch. Dial and Parker both state that Parker was being held against her will based upon threats against her family.
Randolph Dial died of complications from lung cancer on June 13, 2007.