LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. — The sons of an Alabama murder victim are pushing for change after the man who allegedly killed their mother escaped from the Lauderdale County jail following a transfer from a state prison.
Casey White is charged with capital murder in the 2015 death of Connie Ridgeway. White escaped from jail with the help of a corrections officer on April 29. White was captured nearly two weeks later in Indiana. The corrections officer, Vicky White, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the pair led Indiana authorities on a chase.
Casey White was quickly extradited to Alabama and arraigned on new charges in Lauderdale County before being taken to a state prison facility in Jefferson County.
Ridgeway's sons are now hoping to get new legislation called "Connie's Law" that would inform victims' families when suspects make requests to be transferred.
"Our main concern is for families to not be re-victimized but rather empowered by knowing the person or persons that are the offenders are located," said Mark White, a longtime friend of Ridgeway's sons, Cameron and Austin.