The funeral was held Saturday afternoon for Vicky White, an Alabama corrections officer who helped inmate and boyfriend Casey White escape from a county jail, leading police on an 11-day manhunt. in which Mrs. White died, apparently by suicide, as police approached.
The service was held at Center Hill Cemetery in Lexington, Alabama, about 24 miles from the jail where the couple made their dramatic escape.
The memorial is the final chapter in a dramatic manhunt for the fugitives that involves police from Alabama to Indiana, where the couple was found in a motel.
Vicky White, who is not related to Casey White, helped engineer the prisoner’s eventual escape on April 29, shocking her colleagues.
This week, Mrs. White, who was nearing retirement and had an impeccable record as part of Lauderdale County Corrections, was ready to receive his fifth Employee of the Year award.
Unbeknownst to his co-workers, however, in 2020 he began a friendship and correspondence that turned into a relationship with White, who was serving a 75-year sentence for a crime spree in which he shot a woman, attempted murder his ex-girlfriend, killed a dog and held several victims at gunpoint.
“With the situation I was in, I was glad,” his mother, Connie Moore, told AL.com. “Everyone needs a pen pal and someone to talk to. I thought he was good.”
A 911 call captured some of Vicky’s last words as police cars chased the couple.
“The air bags will go off and kill us,” she yells, sounding terrified.
“The air bags are going off. Let’s get out there and run,” she says.
He then appears to say, “You had to stay in a fucking motel.”
White, 38, has been distraught following Vicky’s death, Moore added in an interview with The Daily Mailand noted that his son often referred to Vicky as his “wife”.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he was crying and saying he couldn’t believe she was gone,” she said.
Now, Casey White is in Alabama State Prison, where he faces jailbreak charges in addition to awaiting a capital murder trial in the 2015 death of a 58-year-old Alabama woman named Connie Ridgeway, a crime he has already confessed.
His dramatic escape inspired investigators in Limestone County, Alabama to reexamine the case of another of White’s girlfriends who met a tragic end, in what authorities ruled at the time to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest while at White’s. trailer.
Police at the time found no blood on Casey’s clothing and noted that he appeared distraught over the 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.”