A convict who managed to break out of prison after beginning a romantic relationship with a guard at the facility has pleaded guilty to an escape charge.
In exchange for Casey White’s guilty plea, prosecutors in Alabama dropped the murder charge he was facing in the death of former prison guard Vicky White.
She helped Casey escape from the Lauderdale County Detention Center in April 2022, WJTV reported.
The couple spent about two weeks on the run before investigators found them.
Vicky was shot when police tried to take the duo into custody and later died.
Casey surrendered at the scene and was taken back to prison.
The maximum sentence for his first-degree flight charge is life.