Reports indicate that the Limestone County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in Alabama has re-opened an investigation into the 2008 shooting death of Christy Shelton, the ex-girlfriend of Casey White, 38. White is the capital-murder suspect who made the national news after escaping from the Lauderdale County Detention Center on April 29. Christy Shelton's death at age 31 in 2008 was determined to be a suicide after she passed away from a sawed-off gunshot wound, WHNT reported. Police confirmed that accused murderer Casey White was in the Shelton's Lexington home at the time of her death; however, “after an investigation, he was ruled out as a suspect,” according to the news outlet.
WHNT reported that they have a video of Shelton’s daughter, Somer Mitchell, explaining how the disappearance of the capital-murder suspect from prison triggered a myriad of complicated emotions. “Casey White was with my mom the night that she committed suicide. Nothing was really done. I don’t think they took him in for questioning. So maybe this video will fall into the right hands of someone that can actually make a difference or look into it more maybe investigate. I’m not really sure.”
The LCSO informed the media that the matter was under review and it was communicating with the family of the victim.
White, who is charged with capital murder in connection with the alleged murder of Connie Ridgeway at her Rogersville home in 2015, has also been sentenced to 75 years for a crime spree in 2015, during which he “broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, shot at two of her friends, and killed her dog,” WHNT stated.
On April 29, the accused murderer escaped from prison with the aid of the Corrections director, Vicky White, 56, who was due to retire the following day. The Whites, who are said to have shared a “jailhouse romance,” did not appear under the law-enforcement radar until Monday, when they were discovered in Indiana and subsequently arrested by police. “The vehicle rolled over and crashed on Monday in Evansville, Ind., about 260 miles north of Lauderdale County, after a chase with the authorities, said Marty Keely, the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Alabama,” the New York Times reported. “With the vehicle wrecked, Mr. White surrendered to the authorities.”
“Officer White was immediately hospitalized due to a ‘self-inflicted' gunshot wound that resulted in ‘very serious' injuries,” Breitbart News reported. “Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, told reporters the former corrections officer was ‘in pretty serious shape' as a result of her injuries.” Vicky White later died at the hospital due to her injuries.