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Attorney wants to tap fund for Okla. trial

Associated Press - January 12, 2011 5:25 PM ET

An attorney for the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden accused of helping a prisoner escape wants to tap the state's lengthy trial fund and boost jurors' pay when the case goes to trial May 16.

Bobbi Parker is charged with helping convicted killer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite on Aug. 30, 1994. Her attorney, Garvin Isaacs, said Wednesday Parker's trial could last up to two months and Parker doesn't want to create financial hardships on jurors because of their lengthy service.

Jurors are routinely paid $20 a day. The lengthy trial fund allows payment of up to $200 a day per juror for trials that last more than 10 days.

Greer County District Judge Richard Darby has not yet ruled on the motion.

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