Escaped Prisoner Found A Decade Later In East Texas

A convicted killer who disappeared in 1994 with an Oklahoma assistant warden's wife has waived extradition today from Texas. Randolph Dial will be returned to Oklahoma. Dial was arrested Monday at his mobile home in Campti, Texas, thanks to a tip to the T-V show "America's Most Wanted."

The F-B-I says Dial and Bobbi Parker lived in the trailer, using assumed names. Texas Ranger Tom Davis says there are indications Parker was held against her will. Dial spoke to us from the Shelby County Jail today. He says his relationship with the hostage was never romantic and they lived in separate rooms.

"She was living under the impression if she ever tried to get away, I would get away... and I would make her regret it, particularly towards her family... I didn't mean it but she didn't know that." He also told us he has no regrets. "I wouldn't trade it... the past ten and a half years... the whole idea once you get to prison is one way or the other to do your best to get out."

Dial says he lived in Nacogdoches, Crockett, and other places before settling in the Campti community. He will soon be extradited back to Oklahoma. Parker today had an emotional reunion with her husband, Randy, who never remarried. Their two daughters were eight and ten when the woman disappeared.

Dial was originally convicted of the 1981 murder of a karate instructor.