Casey White being charged with the murder of Vicky White
FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Former escaped inmate Casey White is being charged with felony murder in connection to the death of Vicky White.
The indictment says Casey White is responsible for Vicky White’s death because it happened during Casey White’s escape.
A warrant stemming from a grand jury indictment was served on Casey White on July 6. He was already in state custody serving a 75-year sentence for a 2015 crime spree.
Once the two were seen, a police chase ensued and during that chase, Vicky White lost her life.
Casey White escaped from the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29. After the escape, Casey White and Vicky White quickly skyrocketed up the most wanted list. The first information that was made public after the escape was a picture of a possible escape vehicle.
The vehicle was described as an orange Ford SUV and the image of the vehicle was leaked through a post from a local police department. The United States Marshalls Service had told local police departments not to release the photo.
Days before the information about a possible getaway car leaked, a resident of Williamson County, Tennessee discovered the vehicle. That resident did not know it belonged to Casey white and Vicky White until hearing about it days later.
A car wash attendant in Evansville, Indiana later spotted Casey White in his carwash while reviewing the camera footage.
On May 9, Casey White and Vicky White were involved in a police chase in Evansville, during that time Vicky White died from what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In the ensuing days, Casey White was transferred back into the custody of the Lauderdale County Jail while Vicky White’s body was transported to Alabama for her funeral.
Casey White’s attorney, Mark McDaniel, said he plans to motion to see Vicky White’s autopsy.
“Casey White will enter a plea of not guilty to the felony charge of murder at his arraignment,” he said. “The defense team will provide all necessary motions, pretrial motions. One motion in particular we will file will be a motion for the state to produce a copy of Vicky White’s autopsy. After we get a copy of that autopsy, we will be filing additional pre-trial motions.”
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