Casey White, who prompted a nationwide manhunt by escaping an Alabama jail, has been charged with killing the corrections official who helped him escape, although authorities have not claimed he pulled the trigger.
On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey directed the Finance Department to issue a $5,000 reward to a person who “provided valuable assistance to law enforcement” in the case of an escaped convict who led police on a nationwide manhunt. The reward did not go to the man who spotted the inmate’s abandoned truck, which eventually led police to capture the convict.
New legislation is being targeted in the wake of the ever-evolving case of Casey White. This time, it involves the case he is accused of murder in, the murder of Connie Ridgeway in Lauderdale County.
A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city.
Escaped inmate Casey White and former jail official Vicky White were taken into custody Monday in Indiana, according to an Alabama sheriff.