Saturday 10 June 2023

Inmate Who Escaped With Prison Guard Girlfriend Sentenced To Life In Prison

 An Alabama inmate who escaped from prison last year with the help of a female jailer was sentenced to life in prison for the stunt, which left the jailer dead.

Casey White received his sentence on Thursday, weeks after he pleaded guilty to first-degree escape in order to get the felony murder charge he faced for his jailer girlfriend’s death dismissed.

Casey’s girlfriend, Vicky White (no relation), shot herself as police closed in on the pair following an 11-day nationwide manhunt.

During his sentencing, Casey told the court that he still loves Vicky and that she was the first person who showed him love in six years, WAAY reported. He also said he felt like the most hated man in the world.

Vicky and Casey first met in 2020 when Casey was taken to Lauderdale County, Alabama’s detention center on murder charges for the 2015 stabbing death of a 59-year-old woman before being taken back to a different prison. Vicky and Casey apparently talked over the phone over the next two years and formed a “special relationship” when he was returned to the Lauderdale detention center in 2022. Casey had already been serving a 75-year prison sentence for a 2015 crime spree that included a home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase, CNN reported.

Before the escape, Vicky was considered an exemplary employee and had worked as a prison official without incident for 17 years. She had turned in her retirement papers, and on her last day, April 29, 2022, she told coworkers she was taking Casey to a mental health evaluation, but the two ran off together instead.

Investigators later discovered that shortly before running off with Casey, Vicky sold her home for about $95,000, even though it had a market value of about $235,000. She then withdrew $90,000 from various banks before the two fled. They used the money to buy clothes, wigs, and hotel rooms, and to obtain various vehicles in order to evade police.

Police were already tracking an orange Ford Edge Vicky purchased prior to their escape. That vehicle was towed in Williamson County, Tennessee. They then drove a Ford F-150 to a car wash in Evansville, Indiana, where they abandoned it. Car wash surveillance video showed a man believed to be Casey with the truck. That video then showed the suspects leaving in a Cadillac.


A police officer saw the Cadillac at a motel and police began surveilling the vehicle. Vicky and Casey got in the car and police pursued, eventually ramming the vehicle and flipping it into a ditch.

Vicky apparently started yelling at Casey, telling him to get them “back to the f***ing hotel” and that the airbags would “go off and kill” them. Casey was taken into custody and Vicky was found with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She died later that day.

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