Escaped convict Casey White is being accused of murder in connection to the death of correctional officer Vicky White, according to indictments obtained by FrontPageDetectives.
The indictment offers few details in the newest twist in the escape that captivated the nation.
The Whites — no relation — left an Alabama jail in April and sparked a nationwide manhunt. It ended days later, in Evansville, Indiana when police gave chase to the two.
The car crashed and Vicky White died from what officials described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
However, on July 12, prosecutors in Alabama announced they charged Casey White with felony murder in connection to Vicky’s White death. The indictment noted that she died from a gunshot wound to the head, but it doesn’t say Casey White pulled the trigger.
“In the course of and in furtherance of committing escape in the first degree, caused the death of Vicky White who died from a gunshot wound to the head,” according to the indictment.
“Casey White will enter a plea of not guilty to the charge of felony murder at his arraignment,” White’s defense attorney, Mark McDaniel, said in a statement Tuesday, according to AL.com. “The defense team will file a number of pre-trial motions including a motion for the state to provide the defense team with a copy of the autopsy of Vicky White. After receiving the results of the autopsy, the defense team will file additional motions stating the relief sought.”
The grand jury indicted Casey White last month, but it wasn’t announced until this week.
Casey White was being held in an Alabama jail for a 2015 spree. He was also facing charges in connection to a murder.
But, in late April, Vicky White helped him escape jail by saying she was taking him to a mental health facility.