The convicted felon whose time on the run ended along with his prison-guard girlfriend taking pictures herself within the head on Monday night time was distraught by the dying of his lover, his mom stated.
Casey White, 38, escaped jail with the previous assistant director of corrections Vicki White late final month. The 2 spent 11 days collectively on the run from authorities till a police chase ended with Vicki fatally taking pictures herself.
White’s mom, Connie Moore, advised the Daily Mail that her son was deeply in love with the jail guard, with whom he had a secret telephone relationship for a minimum of two years, and had even began referring to her as his spouse.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he could not imagine she was gone,” Moore stated. She stated she believed Vicki was “actually, actually good to him–simply being there for him, speaking with him. They’d an actual factor.”
White is incarcerated in a Lauderdale County, Alabama jail awaiting trial on prices of capital homicide after confessing to killing 59-year-old Connie Ridgeway. He was beforehand convicted of tried homicide and theft after attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend and kidnapping her roommates in 2015.
However his mom stated her son was “an excellent particular person” who was merely misunderstood.
“Casey isn’t the monster that they’ve posted him to be,” she stated, including that his bother stemmed largely from medication and dangerous decisions in girls.
“All the girls he’s been with have emotional issues and Casey has an enormous coronary heart and simply desires to assist folks,” she stated.
Investigators in Limestone County, Alabama, are at the moment re-examining the case of one other of White’s ex-girlfriends, whom authorities beforehand dominated had killed herself in Feb. 2008. Now, her household is questioning whether or not her dying was actually a suicide, or whether or not White had one thing to do with it.
The girl, Christy Lynn Shelton McKee, had been courting White for a couple of yr when she died from a gunshot to the chest at age 31 whereas staying in White’s trailer. Investigators on the time stated they discovered no blood on White’s clothes and that he appeared upset over her dying.
McKee suffered from drug habit and was distraught at having her youngsters taken from her by baby protecting companies. However her brother, Tyler Rolin, advised AL.com he by no means believed his sister had killed herself.
“It was simply all an excessive amount of–a lady killing herself with a sawed-off shotgun?’’ Rolin stated, including that his sister was considering ending issues with White across the time of her dying.
“The police stated he was crying and really hysterical and I don’t doubt that one bit as a result of I do know he can flip it on,’’ Rolin added. “He’s a grasp manipulator.”
Authorities additionally briefly questioned whether or not the felon had been the one to drag the set off in Vicki White’s dying. The 2 had been camped out in an affordable Indiana motel room when police discovered them Monday, setting off a high-speed chase that ended with the prison’s Cadillac flipped over in a ditch.
In a 911 recording of the incident, Vicki White will be heard saying “Oh my God,” and “Let’s get out and run!” earlier than shrieking a number of occasions and falling silent. Officers who approached the automobile will be heard saying, “She’s received a gun in her hand!” and “She’s received her finger on the set off!” earlier than noting that she didn’t seem like acutely aware.
After the chase, Casey White was extradited again to Lauderdale County to face his present homicide prices, whereas Vicki White was taken to a hospital the place she later died. The Vanderburgh County, Indiana coroner’s workplace dominated her dying a suicide on Thursday.
Vicki was a 25-year-employee of the Lauderdale County corrections division who had a spotless report till she engineered White’s escape on April 29. Coworkers had been shocked to be taught she had carried on a years-long relationship with the inmate and snuck him out underneath the guise of a pretend psychological well being analysis.
Requested if she had a message for Vicki’s grieving household, Casey’s mom advised The Each day Mail, ‘I’d simply say I am very sorry about it and from all that I’ve heard from Casey and from everybody she was an excellent particular person.”
She added, “I simply hate it with all my coronary heart that it occurred.”