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Casey White Sentenced to Life for 2022 Jailbreak With Female Corrections Officer in Alabama

Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff Office

Jun. 9 2023, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

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A prisoner in Alabama was sentenced to life in prison after successfully escaping in 2022 with the assistance of a female jail official who tragically ended her own life as law enforcement closed in on them after a manhunt spanning three states.

On June 8, Casey White, 39, declared his love for the jail official and apologized to her family while receiving a life sentence, CBS News reported.

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In the Lauderdale County courtroom, White said he felt like “the most hated man in the world” and Vicky White, the female jailer, was the first person who cared about him in six years.

"I loved Vicky and I wouldn't drag her name through the mud for anyone in this courtroom," White told the court. "Vicky took me out because she said, 'right was right. Wrong is wrong.' First person to show me affection. First person to give me a hug in six years."

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, White was serving a 75-year sentence for an array of charges from 2015, including attempted murder, and he was awaiting a capital murder trial when he escaped in April 2022.

The duo was on the run for 11 days before Casey was recaptured in Evansville, Indiana. Meanwhile, Vicky died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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In exchange for prosecutors dropping a felony murder charge involving Vicky White’s death, White pleaded guilty to the escape and agreed to the maximum sentence of life without parole, officials said.

White talked to Vicky’s family, who were in the courtroom, “I apologize to her family because she said that's the only thing she regretted … leaving her family," CBS News reported.

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Casey was also told that he had to notify the state if he, his family or attorneys received any opportunities for books, movies or other financial opportunities related to the escape, which made national headlines at the time. If he does, he was ordered to use any proceeds to pay for his defense, CBS News reported.

White is still facing an Aug. 14 capital murder trial for the 2015 slaying of Connie Ridgeway in Rogersville, Alabama, officials said. The trial was delayed due to his escape and Casey needing to retain a new team of attorneys.


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