Escaped Alabama prisoner Casey White’s lawyers claim he was in ‘care and custody’ of lover guard Vicki when they went on the run and complain that he won’t get a fair trial because of intense media attention
- Casey White’s lawyers filed a series of motions in court last week
- They said among them that he was in Vicky White’s ‘care and custody’ when they escaped from jail and went on the run on April 29
- It suggests he plans to blame their spree on Vicky – who killed herself when their spree came to an end
- Casey’s attorneys also claimed he cannot get a fair trial because of the media attention surrounding his case
- They said the only story more closely followed than his was the war in Ukraine
Escaped Alabama prisoner Casey White’s attorneys say he was in the ‘care and custody’ of his prison guard lover Vicky when she sprang him from jail in April in a possible clue as to how he now plans to defend himself.
Casey and Vicky ran from the Lauderdale County Jail in Alabama on April 29 in a patrol car. They then switched vehicles and were on the lam for weeks before police finally caught up with them.
Vicky, who had never been in trouble with the law before and was esteemed by her colleagues, shot herself as cops closed in on the couple in the final moments of their Bonnie-and-Clyde-style spree.
Now, Casey is back in custody and facing additional charges to the murder he was already accused of when he and Vicky escaped.
Casey and Vicky ran from the Lauderdale County Jail in Alabama on April 29 in a patrol car. They then switched vehicles and were on the lam for weeks before police finally caught up with them
Vicky White is shown opening the door for Casey White at the Lauderdale County Jail on April 29
In a series of defense motions filed in court last week, his attorneys gave a glimpse of how they might try to defend him.
They wrote that he was in the ‘care and custody’ of Vicky when he escaped – a suggestion that he intends to blame the entire crime spree on his dead lover.
The lawyers also wrote that Casey has no shot of a fair trial because of the intense media attention around the case.
‘Some of the largest news networks in the world covered the story on the whereabouts of Vicky White and the Defendant along with why the Defendant was in the Lauderdale County Detention Center and ‘facts’ this Honorable Court or any juror is yet to hear regarding the Defendant’s capital murder case.
‘CNN, Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News and others focused reports on Florence, Alabama and the surrounding area.
The couple’s car is shown after a crash on May 9 after police finally caught up with them. Vicky killed herself
‘It was one of the most viewed stories in the country, trailing only the war in Ukraine for several days.
Casey White remains in custody. His attorneys say he can’t get a fair trial
‘This information has severely prejudiced the Defendant.
‘Nearly all of [the potential jury pool] own a television, phone, computer, tablet or combination of the four.
‘It would take a resident living in a dwelling without access to electricity or communication from the outside world for the last month not to know a significant amount of information about the Defendant, his capital murder case and his other legal matters,’ attorney Mark McDaniel wrote in the filing.
White was due in court on June 13 but his trial date has been pushed back thanks to his new legal team.
They say they intend to rebuild his case from the ground up.