Here’s what the 911’s voice reveals about Vicki White’s last moments before she was captured — and the questions they raise


The audio reveals a frantic scene inside the couple’s getaway car as they ran away, but it also offers little clarity about Vicki White being shot in the head before officers could pull her out of the car. She died of her injuries in hospital later that day.

The US Marshals Service said the chase ended when authorities forced the car Casey White was driving to smash into a ditch. Authorities tentatively believe Vicki White shot herself in the head when the car crashed, but no official cause of death has been announced.

In the 911 audio released by officials in Evansville, Indiana, Wednesday, the caller does not appear to be addressing the dispatcher, who says, “911” and “hello” apparently without being answered.

Instead, a woman – which authorities say is Vicki White’s – is heard saying things including, “Wait, stop…the airbags are exploding and killing us.”

Soon you hear a loud noise – the first of at least four loud noises occurs in about 15 seconds. It is not clear in every case what the sounds represent, and it is not clear from the sound when the car crashed, when it overturned, and when a gun was fired.

“God,” says the woman after the first noise. “The airbags are exploding. Let’s get out and run.” Hotel mentioned.

The second noise was heard and the woman screamed. At least two more sounds come, followed by another shriek. A siren can be heard and a little more than a minute later, someone says repeatedly “she’s got a gun in her hand” and “she’s breathing”.

The line remains open as officers work to get the pair out of the car.

Timeline of the 11-day escape and capture of Vicki White and Casey White
US marshals said Vicki White, 56, was taken to hospital. Cassie White, 38, was arrested and to Alabama.

An inmate and fugitive corrections official escaped from Lauderdale County, Alabama, on April 29. Authorities say Vicki White, then the assistant director of corrections at the county jail, checked Casey White outside the detention center on the pretext of taking him to court.

Investigators believe the two fostered a romantic relationship while Casey White, who usually resided in the state prison, was periodically transferred to the Lauderdale County Jail for related hearings. 2015 Stabbed Death Connie RidgwayWhite faces a charge of premeditated murder. The county sheriff said the two maintained contact when he was returned to the state prison.

Their escape together sparked an 11-day manhunt that spanned multiple states and attracted widespread national attention. Although the search for them has ended, questions remain about the circumstances of Vicki White’s death and the future that Casey White now faces.

The scene at the end of a police chase in Evansville, Indiana.

How was the shot of Vicki White?

It is unclear from the 911 voice how Vicki White was shot and the coroner’s report has not yet been released.

In an audio transmission from Evansville Police, the dispatcher can be heard advising law enforcement units that “we can hear her on the line saying she put her finger on the trigger.”

The 911 recording does not appear to reveal Vicki White mentioning a pistol or her finger on the trigger. However, other people in the recording – apparently responding officers – can be heard saying that her finger was on the trigger when they found her.

Casey White indicated he wanted to shoot, but the wreck prevented it, says Sheriff

None of the law enforcement officers fired any shots during the chase, according to Lauderdale County Mayor Rick Singleton.

When officers pulled Casey White out of the car and took him into custody, he was said to have asked them to help his “wife” who had shot her in the head and insisted he had not, according to U.S. Marshal Marty Kelly, who said to their knowledge, the husband was not married. The authorities said earlier that the officer and the inmate were not related.

If Vicki White shot herself, it is not yet clear whether she did it on purpose or if she accidentally fired the gun in the chaos of the chase.

Casey White pointed at him Intent to have a penalty shootout With law enforcement if his car doesn’t crash into a ditch, Vanderburg County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Wedding said Tuesday, citing interviews White gave with investigators after his arrest.

“(Casey White) said he’s probably going to have a shootout, it’s at stake that they both lose their lives,” Wedding said.

What will happen to Casey White?

Casey White was returned to Alabama Tuesday night to attend an indictment hearing in Lauderdale County.

Judge Ben Greaves told White at the hearing that he will be charged with first-degree abscondment, in addition to capital The murder charges he was already facing relating to Ridgway’s death. Authorities said White allegedly confessed to her murder but later pleaded innocence out of insanity.
Casey White is now detained at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama.

After the hearing, White was taken straight to William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, a state prison in Bessemer, Alabama, just 100 miles south of Lauderdale County.

White was already serving a 75-year prison sentence for a series of crimes he committed in 2015, including housebreaking, car theft and police stalking, according to the US Marshals Service.

White’s trial date has been set for June. During Tuesday’s court appearance, White’s attorney, Jimmy Bos, said he would file a motion for a change of venue, which the judge said he would consider.

CNN’s Jamil Lynch, Eric Levinson, Jade Tim Garcia and Nadia Romero contributed to this report.

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