The funeral was on Saturday afternoon for Vicky White, an Alabama corrections official who helped inmate and boyfriend Casey White escape from a county jail, leading police on a hunt for the 11-day-old Ms White died – apparently by suicide – as police closed in.
The service was held at Center Hill Cemetery in Lexington, Alabama, about 24 miles from the jail where the couple made their dramatic escape.
The memorial is the latest chapter in a dramatic search for the fugitives involving police from Alabama to Indiana, where the couple were found at a motel.
Vicky White, who is unrelated to Casey White, helped organize the prisoner’s eventual escape on April 29, astounding her colleagues.
This week, Ms White, who was close to retirement and had an impeccable record as part of Lauderdale County Corrections, was set to receive its fifth Employee of the Year award.
However, unbeknownst to her colleagues, in 2020 she began a friendship and correspondence that turned into a relationship with White, who was serving a 75-year sentence for a crime spree where he shot a woman. , attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend, killed a dog and held several victims at gunpoint.
“With the situation he was in, I was happy,” his mother Connie Moore told AL.com. “Everyone needs a pen pal and someone to talk to. I thought it was good.”
A 911 call captured some of Vicky’s last words as police cars chased the couple.
“The airbags will go off and kill us,” she cries, sounding panicked.
“The airbags go off. Let’s get out and run,” she said.
She then seems to say, “You were supposed to stay in a fucking motel.”
White, 38, was distraught after Vicky’s death, Ms Moore added in an interview with The daily mailnoting that his son often called Vicky his “wife”.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he couldn’t believe she was gone,” she said.
Now Casey White is in Alabama State Prison, where he faces prison escape charges, as well as a capital murder trial for the 2015 death of a 58-year-old woman. from Alabama named Connie Ridgeway, a crime to which he already confessed.
Her dramatic escape inspired investigators in Limestone County, Alabama to re-examine the case of another of White’s girlfriends who met a tragic end, in what authorities at the time deemed a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest as he remained in White’s trailer.
Police at the time found no blood on Casey’s clothing and noted that he appeared distraught over the death.
“That was too much – a woman who killed herself with a sawed-off shotgun?” said the woman’s brother, Tyler Rolin. AL.com.
“Police said he was crying and very hysterical and I don’t doubt that at all because I know he can turn it on,” he added. “He’s a master manipulator.”
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