In April of 2022 Alabama felon Casey White escaped from the Lauderdale County Detention Center with the help of a Vicky White (no relation), a corrections officer who worked at the jail. Authorities believe the pair met at the jail and developed a romantic relationship. The couple were on the run for 11 days. When the authorities finally caught up with them, Vicky committed suicide by shooting herself in the head.

Casey was originally charged with murder under the reasoning that he was responsible for Vicky’s suicide since the whole thing came about because she was trying to help him escape. In a plea deal Casey White pled guilt to an escape charge in exchange for the murder charge being dropped.

I traveled to Florence, Alabama to sketch the sentencing on June 8, 2023.

Casey White stood to address the court and the family. He said, “I feel like the most hated man in the world. I loved Vicky and I wouldn’t drag her name through the mud for anyone in this courtroom…Vicky took me out because she said, ‘Right as right. Wrong is wrong.’ She was the first person to show me affection. The first person to give me a hug in six years….I apologize to her family because she said that’s the only thing she regretted, leaving her family.”

White was sentenced by Judge Benjamin Graves to life in prison.

Casey White is already serving a 75-year sentence for a crime spree in 2015, and is also awaiting an upcoming trial for the murder of Connie Ridgeway in 2015. He is pleading not guilty by way of insanity.

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