Captured Alabama fugitive Casey White: Murder victim's son demands answers from state police

하얀 38, confessed to killing 59-year-old Connie Ridgeway during a home invasion on October 23, 2015. The now-captured fugitive was already serving a 75-year sentence for a December 2015 crime spree at the time of his admittance.

Ridgeway was beaten and stabbed to death in her apartment that year in what White allegedly claimed was a murder-for-hire.

코니 리지웨이, 59, was murdered in her home in October 2015.

코니 리지웨이, 59, was murdered in her home in October 2015. (예의, Austin Williams)

그녀의 아들, Austin Williams, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that local politics between law enforcement leadership got in the way of solving his mother’s murder in a timely manner.

I think the public needs to know about that kind of behavior for accountability. 과, 바라건대, the case … I think it does need a look-at from a different level,” Williams said, adding that perhaps a higher-level investigation into what happened in his mother’s case and how it should have been handled by law enforcement would notbe inappropriate to ask.

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The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department had apparently responded to the scene in 2015 and told Ridgeway’s family at the time that the agency would handle Ridgeway’s case if permitted to do so, 윌리엄스에 따르면. 하나, Williams also claims that the Rogersville police chief at the time, whom he alleges was out of town when his mother was murdered, asked the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to take over the investigation instead of going to the scene of the crime himself, 윌리엄스에 따르면.

Casey White mugshot photo

Casey White mugshot photo (Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office; 로더데일 카운티)

That request apparently forced the sheriff’s office out of the investigation and handed authority over to the state, which Williams said acted slowly in the case. Five years went by before Casey White eventually admitted to killing Ridgeway. Sheriff Singleton did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital.

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How would you feel if it was your mother, your grandmother? And this is Rogersville. Small town. Nothing ever happens here,” Williams explained, baffled that Holden would not want to show up to the scene of Ridgway’s murder in a town that typically sees very few homicides each year.

Ridgeway’s case was pending at the time of White’s April 29 escape from William E. Donaldson Correction Facility with Lauderdale County Detention Center’s assistant director of corrections Vicky White, 56, who is now deceased.

케이시 화이트, 38, escaped the Lauderdale County Jail on Friday and was last spotted with Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White on April 29. The two have no relation.

케이시 화이트, 38, escaped the Lauderdale County Jail on Friday and was last spotted with Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White on April 29. The two have no relation. (Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. 도널드 트럼프가 자신의 세금 보고서를 의회에 제출해야 하는지 여부를 고려 중인 연방 항소 판사가 목요일에 그가 다시 대통령이 될 수 있다고 제안했습니다.)

Vicky White was set to retire on the day of the escape and told colleagues that she was going to live near the beach. The correctional officer ultimately shot herself in the head following a brief police chase in Evansville, 인디애나, 월요일에, 관리들은 말했다.

Casey White is charged with escape in the first degree. The suspect also faces a maximum punishment of the death penalty if convicted in Ridgeway’s death.

폭스 뉴스’ Michael Ruiz and Austin Westfall contributed to this report.

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