Casey White ‘crying’ when prison guard: ‘wife’ who engineered escape is buried

Casey White, an Alabama inmate who led authorities on an 11-day manhunt after escaping from the county jail with the help of corrections officer Vicky White, is devastated by the loss of his “wife” in prison. , after Mrs. White committed suicide on Monday when the police closed. on the pair during a car chase.

“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he couldn’t believe she was gone,” said Connie Moore, White’s mother. The Daily Mail, adding that Vicky was “very, very good to him, just being there for him, talking to him. They had something real.”

Vicky White will be buried Saturday in Alabama, after Indiana authorities ruled her death a suicide.

White, who is not related to Casey White, helped engineer his escape from a Lauderdale County jail in late April, where the 38-year-old was jailed after being convicted of attempted murder, robbery, attempted murder. his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping his roommates in 2015.

His mother complained to the Mail that “Casey is not the monster she’s been told to be”, blaming her previous convictions on drugs and relationships with troublesome women.

“All the women he’s been with have emotional issues and Casey has a big heart and just wants to help people,” she said.

Casey and Vicky White met in 2020, soon becoming pen pals and then something more, according to White’s mother.

“With the situation I was in, I was happy,” he told AL.com. “Everyone needs a pen pal and someone to talk to. I thought it was good.”

vicky white even sent birthday and Christmas gifts to the son and grandson of Casey White.

“I would just say that I am very sorry and from everything I have heard from Casey and everyone, she was a very good person,” Ms. Moore concluded in the Mail interview. “I just hate with all my heart that it happened.”

Now, White is back in prison awaiting trial in the Ridgeway case, as well as new charges for his escape.

His dramatic escape has inspired investigators in Limestone County, Alabama, to reexamine the case of another White girlfriend who met a tragic end, in what authorities ruled at the time was a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest while lying on the ground. in White’s trailer. .

Investigators at the time found no blood on his clothing and noted that he seemed distraught over death.

“It was too much, a woman who killed herself with a sawed-off shotgun?” said the woman’s brother, Tyler Rolin. AL.com.

“The police said he was crying and very hysterical and I don’t doubt it one bit because I know he can turn it on,” he added. “He is a master manipulator.”

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