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tonight several looks at how the fighting is going, plus a report from inside moscow. but we start on the front lines in the east. joining us now from the city of kramatorsk is samu riley. how are people holding up there? what's going on? >> reporter: well, it was quite extraordinary seeing the aftermath of those air strikes just about 36 hours ago because the impacts were devastating in a residential area in particular. 25 people were injured. but miraculously, nobody was killed. one person was critical. a lot of cleaning up began almost as soon as the dust settled. even though many dwellings were completely destroyed, a massive series of holes in the ground caused by this detonation of
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ordnance i think was dropped by aircraft. as we were coming up, anderson, the air raid sirens, which had been silent overnight, had just gone on. and we can hear a number of detonations, i have to say, somewhere in the distant from where i am now. but it is keeping the russians at a distance from kramatorsk, their strategic prize in their campaign in the east. which is what ukrainians are keen to do. they've been holding them back. they're not able, the russians, to make any significant break throughs. and indeed, around the city of kharkiv there's been a counterattack conducted by ukrainian forces with some success, forcing the russians out of a number of villages, particularly to the east of kharkiv. but all eyes are on this day for victory day on monday in russia when there is an anticipation here that there could be some game changing moment, perhaps a major assault being launched by
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the russians, anderson. >> what is the importance of kramatorsk? >> well, kramatorsk sits in a kind of at the center of a kind of pac-man shaped chunk controlled by the ukrainian government surrounded on the north and to a large extent to the south too, and of course to the east has been russian controlled or russian-backed rebel controlled since 2014. it is also the biggest city still in ukrainian hands in what's known as the donbas region, traditionally the area known for eastern ukraine. and the russians have pledged as part of when they reconfigured their intent from the national denazification, as they put it, of ukraine to more modest aims to capture donetsk only is k. they control a large chunk of
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that. >> sam kylie, appreciate it. thank you. it is not exclusively ukrainians fighting this war. but a month ago, ukrainians spent days with three american veterans of the wars on iraq and afghanistan. they've gone to ukraine on their own dime to help train volunteers. isa soares has stories of americans who are there not to train. they're there to fight. >> reporter: for weeks now, these volunteer fighters have been defending a country that is not theirs. >> i saw on the news, just like everybody else, the atrocities that the russians were committing. that's the reason why i came. >> reporter: the two americans and the canadian, who prefer we identify them by their nicknames, tell me that from their experiences with one particular unit, the ukrainian forces they have been fighting alongside on the front lines are ill-equipped and cut off from resources.
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>> specifically nato munitions in terms of antitank weapons as well as artillery, like howitzers, tanks. even m-rap type vehicles. anything like that. it's nowhere in the front. >> they say they have fought near kyiv and in the east in the kharkiv region, where russian troops have strengthened their presence. >> so, they would push here, send troops, a massive column on the main road, push them here. >> this video filmed by them, shows the challenging terrain. >> it's just fields as far as the eye can see, with nothing but open ground and next to zero concealment. >> a battleground without the right equipment can be deadly. the former canadian armed forces sergeant tells me. >> it's a miracle, straight up miracle that we are alive.
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>> you basically have to be a tank or artillery or a aircraft right now to fight in the eastern front. >> reporter: so far, the u.s. has approved more than $3 billion in military assistance to ukraine, including thousands of javelin, stinger missiles, and other critical weapons, equipment that these former u.s. marines say they haven't seen. >> the stuff from these packages need to get to the front. >> reporter: so much so they are be teased about it. >> we have guys coming up to us, google translate, where are the h h howitzers? where is biden's help? where is the pentagon's help? >> reporter: the u.s. was transferring equipment to ukrainian hands and not dictating how fast they get it to the front line or what unit
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gets them. these fighters had just one glimpse of one front line, but they're not alone in thinking that ukraine's military remains desperately outgunned. >> both parts, it's one side has nothing and it's doing everything they can. and then the other side has everything, and they're too afraid to do anything with that. >> reporter: despite the challenges of the battlefield, doc and rat are returning to the front line, moved by ukraine's fighting spirit. >> the ukrainians are giving it their all, and they're doing it every single day, every single minute, every single hour. >> reporter: shadow, mean while staying away from the front lines in lviv, after learning he's going to be a father. camaraderie and a common cause, as they fight for freedom in a foreign land. isa soares, cnn, lviv, ukraine. >> cnn reached out to ukrainian
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defense ministry for comment on the claims of these three, featured in a story that military aid is not reaching the front lines in the northeast of ukraine and why, but has yet to receive a response. more now in the situation in ukraine with fareed za carry i can't. there's been a sense throughout the invasion that vladimir putin is attempted to recreate a soviet-era mentality, restore the country to what he sees as its former glory, a greater russia. do you think this victory day is as important as some are making it out to be, potentially? >> symbolically for putin, anderson, it's very important. so, this is the day -- this marks the anniversary of the nazi surrender to soviet forces in 1945. it was a huge holiday in the soviet union, celebrated with all kinds of parades. some of us remember. these were times when the soviets would show off their
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most advanced weaponry. they stopped celebrating it in the 1990s when the soviet union collapsed, when russia became a democratic country, partly because they were just -- russia was in a mess. and partly because they did have a kind of loss of national pride. putin revived the celebration of the mayday. so, for him, this is kind of personal. and the 60th and 70th anniversaries of the end of world war ii were huge celebrations in putin's russia. so, for him, this is a big deal. this is, in a way, the kind of symbolic way that he has revived russia, revived russian nationalism. so, it's hard to predict what this very unpredictable man will do. but there's no question, for him, the mayday celebrations are a very big deal. they are a symbol of russia's nationalism and russian pride, which, as you say, is wrapped up with this effort to kind of return to former imperial glory. >> it's impossible to know what is going to happen, obviously,
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in ukraine. a lot depends on what happens in the battlefield and what happens in vladimir putin's mind. how do you see the fight as it is right now? >> one of the things i'm trying to figure out -- and we're all trying to figure this out, anderson, but one thing that i'm noticing, which is really interesting, is that despite the difficulties of some of the weaponry getting to the front lines -- that was a fascinating report, and i'm sure it's being taken very seriously in washington right now. but what i notice is the ukrainians are now emboldened. if you notice, zelenskyy has now started saying that there will be no serious negotiations until the russians move back to their pre-february 24th borders. so, there is a sense that ukraine feels they can make these kind of demands, these kind of tough conditions toward the russians. the other thing i notice is the americans are, in their own way,
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escalating their pressure. if you remember, the secretary of defense, lloyd austin, said the goal now is to weaken russia so that it cannot do this kind of thing again. that was not the original goal. the original goal was really to just help the ukrainians. so, clearly, there is a sense that the tide is turning. ukraine is doing better. what i can't tell is russia is in some sense is holding back. it has a huge army. it has huge weaponry. chemical weapons, not to mention obviously nuclear weapons. could it ramp this up? could the mayday celebrations be an occasion where putin declares a formal war? right now, russia is conducting a special military operation in ukraine. that means it can't use its regularly conscripted troops, you know, people who were drafted. if you declare war -- if putin declares war on mayday, that will allow them to use hundred of thousands of new troops.
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now, they're not very well-trained, but, you know, the whole strategy the russians have had is bigness, not brains. just throw everything you can, and over time you will grind this poorer, small country down. could that work? i worry about that. >> yeah, i mean, even an army that is incompetent, if they are -- if they don't care about their own troops and they don't care about civilians in the country they are fighting, they are capable of committing -- you know, of creating huge violence. they're capable of destroying everything if they have no constraints. >> and we've seen they have no constraints. so, they have not been able to take mariupol, this city, you know, in the south. but they have essentially destroyed it. they have destroyed 90% of the
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buildings in mariupol, even though they have not been able to take it over. think about the bravery of the ukrainian forces in doing that. so, that's the -- you know, now at some point, anderson, what does happen in wars is if troops -- if russian troops notice that -- more than notice -- notice as they go into these battles, they're loozsing lot of people, it becomes harder and harder to send more people into these ballots. people don't want to go into these battles thinking, my god, i have a 30% chance of dying here because the last wave had a 30% chance of dying. so, there is a chilling effect on russian morale. and the more the ukrainians have weaponry from the west, the more they can turn this into a meat grinder for russian forces, all of which is to say, you know, the most likely outcome here, unfortunately, is a very bloody, messy, meat grinder in which
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everyone is destroyed, no one is winning. it's a very bleak -- i mean, this feels like you're watching some documentary out of world war ii that i never thought i would see again, you know, where whole cities are being destroyed. tens of thousands of soldiers are losing their lives. it almost seems nilistic. >> fareed zakaria, i appreciate it. thank you. still to come tonight, the war as vladimir putin wants his people to see it. "the new york times" logged 50 hours watching russian state tv to understand what russians may think of the war. we also have breaking news out of havana, new details about that hotel explosion that's now claimed at least 22 lives.
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there's another front in the war in ukraine vital to vladimir putin's success. it is the disinformation campaign on state television in russia that carries vladimir putin's preferred version of how the war is going. "the new york times" recently spent more than 50 hours
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reviewing russian tell vigs. its conclusion is that russian disinformation isn't solely to convince viewers. just as often, the goal is to confuse viewers. i'm joined by the author of that piece. thanks so much for being with us. i want to play a clip from russian tv on the sinking of the flagship moskva that you used in your piece. let's take a look at this. [speaking foreign language] >> so, there's no indication that the ship was attacked by ukraine. they claim the entire crew was evacuated. how did the story, as it was told to people in russia,
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progress from there? >> yeah, they started off by trying to explain away the attack as not an attack. and then as they were towing the ship back to shore, they sank in the storm, as they described it. so, they really adjusted the story as the news unfolded, but really tried to cast it as not an attack but this was an accident and just trying to save face for losing a ship. and not only that, but the equipment and they're very proud of that ship. and also the people on board. it's a strategic loss for them. it really shows they tried to spin strategic losses for russians at home and save face on the out front as well. >> what does russian media say about casualties in the war? >> yeah, so far they've been down playing them obviously. in march they did start to acknowledge the casualties. u.s. estimates put them much higher, 10,000 potential casualties, 30,000 injured.
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and for this particular ship, they said that all the crew was safely evacuated. and independent russian media said that 40 were killed, 100 were injured. and later they did show footage of sailors from the ship lined up in a nicely staged event. it seems images that are going to make people at home feel good about soldiers and sailors being saved from the ship when the reality of war is that they're not all going to be coming home. and throughout the war, they've tried to explain away different casualties, ukrainian casualties, as hoaxes. but it's hard to do when your own soldiers aren't coming back to their families. >> stay with us because i also want to bring steve hall into the conversation, cnn national security analyst. steve, how does the kremlin use state television to present their view? is this a new level of propaganda from what you've seen? >> you know, anderson, it's not
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so much a new level, because the russians and the soviets, you know, have been doing this for well over 100 years. it started in linen stein over 100 years ago. the technology at the time was he would send out rail cars for show and tell about how great communism is. now fast forward to this day and you've got television. you've got the internet. and of course so many russians, the vast majority, get their news from the television because if you don't live in st. peterburg or moscow or the larger cities, that's really all you've got. and it's very limited anyway. this is really just different technology. but essentially the same modus operandi that the kremlin has always used. >> steve, you and your team looking at all these images, what -- did anything stand out to you or surprise you? stewart, i'm sorry. >> yeah, i think what we see usually in the west is putin having big rallies, poll numbers
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go up. and it's confusing to try to understand why. i think the thing i really got from looking at all the footage is this is a long-standing, aggressive, regular pattern of trying to spin events and really anything we've seen, casualties in bucha, nuclear power plants, squirmishes as a result of the fire that raise a lot of alarms. and all those events are one way or another with a pro-russia bent, really leaning into historical narratives i've relied on for a long time. neonazis, that's one thing we saw all the time in really any event where there's a casualty or charges of war crimes, things against russia. they were able to say, well, that was either the neonazis did it or they were responsible. that was a big feature and something we're aware of.
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but it really did send out the programming. >> steve, there are a lot of people who spend their entire careers trying to figure out what's happening inside the kremlin. is it possible to get a sense of the kremlin's thinking by looking at what they put out on state tv? >> yeah, i think it's -- i think there is a -- there is sort of an optic there. it's, like, open source intelligence when you watch what they're putting out in these very shiny, western-looking, cnn-looking studios. and the reason that it's important to watch this -- and god bless stewart for putting in those hours. i certainly wouldn't want to do that all day long. but it's important to do it. russians have screwed up, the kremlin has screwed up in the past on that. you recalled there have been previous wars in chechnya and also in afghanistan where there have been protests because mothers started talking about their sons not coming home. there was the sinking of the submarine where the entire crew
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was lost after an accident, and putin didn't handle that well from a propaganda perspective saying we don't need western help. and the urussians got angry. >> steve hall, stewart thompson, really interesting. thank you so much. breaking news tonight in the cuban hotel disaster. the death toll now stands at 22, a pregnant woman, a child are said to be among the dead. dozens more injured. patrick oppmann is outside the hotel for us tonight. the cuban president says the blast was not caused by a bomb, nor an attack. what do we know? >> reporter: well, it appears as the grim work continues behind me and more and more bodies are pulled out from the rubble, it appears, anderson, that as this hotel was readying to be reopened for the first time really since the pandemic, a truck carrying gas came to refill the hotel's cooking gas supply.
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there was some sort of gas leak. the hotel filled up with gas. and then this tremendous explosion that rocked havana took place early this morning. when i arrived on the scene, within minutes they were still pulling people from -- beginning to pull people from the rubble. we saw one woman who was bloody, another woman who was barely able to walk out. all day long they've pulled survivors out from the rubble. and it's well up until now 22 people who have lost their lives. that number is expected to rise because we are hearing that rescuers are not able to get to parts of the hotel. the structure is not safe, so rescuers are concerned that the hotel -- the rest of the hotel could come crashing down upon them. and then this amazing news, there are apparently some survivors trapped in the basement. one rescue worker tells me that a woman that was able to get her cell phone working called relatives who then relayed word to rescue workers that she was
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there trapped under rubble. they are trying to reach her and see if there are other survivors down there. the desperate work continues and we expect overnight and into tomorrow the scenes to play out and the death toll tragically to rise. coming up, long time women's rights advocate gloria steinem joins me. we'll look at what happens if the supreme court ends abortion at the federal level. justice thomas responding publicly to the brief and where americans stand after the leak. that's next. ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing the all-new infiniti qx60. take on your wild world in style. ♪ ( ♪ )
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another voice of outrage tonight from the supreme court bench after the roe draft opinion leak that could signal the end of abortion rights at the federal level. supreme court justice clarence thomas telling it is a leak a form of bullying in institutions. new cnn polling finds two-thirds of american adults question -- disagree -- question/disagree with the idea of the court ending roe. 59% want congress to pass a law guaranteeing right to abortion nationwide. gl gloria steinem joins me tonight. gloria, thanks so much for joining us. when you were protesting and
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demonstrating in the streets for abortion rights, you were there. you saw the supreme court legalize abortion in 1973. what was your reaction given your history to this leak? >> it seems, you know, like science fiction, to suppose, once again, that we can have democracy without allowing women to control our own physical selves. it's a throwback. obviously most states would not follow suit, but there are many places where this proposes an enormous danger to women who would then have to go out of the state or seek an illegal procedure. >> the argument that this should be left up to the states, why is that, in your opinion, wrong? >> the fundamental rights of our constitution, of freedom of
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speech, you know, all the fundamentals, were not spelled out in terms of reproduction because, of course, women weren't part of the constitution. but it is clear that our right to bodily integrity and to decide what happens inside ourselves is a fundamental human right. >> do you believe justice alito and others when they say, well, because there is a fetus involved, abortion is different than other rights that rely on a privacy ruling, and therefore there won't be any other ripple effects of this on interracial marriage, same-sex marriage, other rights that the court has decided on in recent decades. >> the line has always been for women, for doctors, for common sense, whether or not a fetus
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was able to exist outside the body of another person. as long as the body of another person, our heart, our lungs, our physical health, everything, is the question and is the only way that a fetus can survive, then it's clearly the duty, almost, of the person to preserve health, to preserve, you know, whatever is necessary to not only give birth to children in safety but to make sure that they are well cared for, that there is not a huge suffering overpopulation. it just -- every single argument. you know, the great florence kennedy once said, if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. i mean, this is a function of patriarchal, racist system that
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treats women's bodies as subjects for their decision, not for women's decision. >> is this an issue you think will bring out more voters? there's a poll cnn has just out now, which is kind of mixed on that. it shows 66% of americans are against overturning roe v wade. this is a poll that was just done slightly before and also after the draft was released. but it also shows that a lot of republicans who support the overturning of roe are very enthusiastic about it. and that might drive them to come out to vote just as much as democrats might come out to vote who are opposed to it. >> well, we're not equally divided, democrats and republicans. and also, republican women have been a swing vote. and they are way more likely to be in favor, obviously, of reproductive rights and
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reproductive freedom. so, i -- i don't think this is a country that's prepared to vote in the majority to take away the fundamental right to make decisions over our own physical selves. it makes absolutely no sense, and it's dangerous. >> so, what is your message to young women out there today or women of any age or anybody who wants -- who is opposed to this? what do you -- what do you hope to see in the coming weeks? >> make your voice heard. communicate with your especially state legislatures, whom we neglect frequently, and with your federal and national legislatures too. and make clear that it would be, you know, in a democracy, political suicide not to support reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right like freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. >> gloria steinem, i appreciate
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your time. thank you. >> thank you. there's more breaking news tonight. georgia's republican secretary of state brad raffensperger formally ruling marjorie taylor greene will stay on the ballot in a primary election later this month. it comes when a judge backed efforts to disqualify greene. the judge said greene's challengers failed to offer evidence that she engaged in the insurrection. greene testified she didn't know about any plans for violence. she also repeatedly said she couldn't remember key facts. coming up, there's breaking news on the get away vehicle used by the alabama inmate and corrections officer and where the manhunt for them stands now.
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we've got more breaking news tonight on the manhunt for a mising alabama correction officer and inmate. their get away vehicle was found at a tow lot in williamson county, tennessee. ryan young is in the alabama
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town, following all the developments joins us now. do officials have any new leads? >> what a great question. you think about this. we've been watching this for over a week now or this is a week since that escape happened. this is so different than most escapes. and i can tell you they've been tracking every single part of this since that escape happened. that car had a gps on it. they were able to find that car several hours later. but this is the thing. the sheriff really said to us today that the idea that his former deputy knew how they work gave her a tremendous head start. she stayed a hotel the day before this happened. they parked the get away car somewhere nearby. and they drove the patrol car basically straight from the jail to this parking lot and were able to switch cars before anyone knew what was going on. if that orange ford edge they've been looking for for days who. who knew that was found several
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hours later. it was parked in the middle of the street. it appears it broke down in tennessee, williamson, about two hours north of here. because of that, it was towed to a tow lot. and no one knew this entire time it was in that tow lot. cnn was able to reach out to the tow truck driver who found that car. he said he put it in the impound lot. he was watching tv and said, hey, this doesn't really match up. and that's how they told police that's night that that car was in the tow lot, anderson. >> so, he's the one who contacted police to let them know where it is. images showing how vicky white may have altered her appearance. i guess this is just theoretical, changing the color of her hair. it's presumably difficult for casey white to hide his appearance. he's 6'9" and has recognizable tattoos. >> when you think about this -- and i know you've talked to the u.s. marshals like i have. you're talking about a big dude
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here. he's 6'9", over 300 pounds. and his tattoos are something that will stick out. he has two eyes on the back of his head, a confederate flag in the middle of his back, and a sleeve. one of the things that stood out to us, and it seems like no one is talking about this, they talked about her gait, the way she walks. they say she wallows. there have been a lot of jokes about that on social media. when you watch the video of her going into that car, you can see how she kind of waddles back and forth. they're hoping that is something she won't be able to hide. when you think about this man, casey, you can't hide 6'9". so, that was one of the things. the marshal service is also saying -- and i know you're going to talk to them -- they put the triangle on williamson, tennessee. there may be several tips that come in and those tips help them circle a certain area. they can send investigators to
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that location. for a week, we've been asking this question. have you got any tips? where is this going? that's the reason they're pointing their eyes in that direction at this point. >> just so i have this correct, they're looking for a 6'9" guy who has tattooed eyes on the back of his head and a woman who waddles? those are the -- quite a pair. >> look, you really can't make this up. >> yeah. >> you can't make this up. anderson, the television coverage has helped them tremendously. you've noticed how open both law enforcement communities have been with us in term of getting us information, getting us pictures. the jokes that are in this community are so strong that it's helped to keep this on social media. and that's helped them get more calls, anderson. >> appreciate it. thanks so much. as authorities continue the manhunt for both fugitives, more details are surfacing about the wanted inmate and what put him in jail in the first place. cnn nadia romero has the story. >> reporter: casey white is set to stand trial for capital
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murder charges related to the 2015 death of connie ridgeway last summer. forcing ridgeway's family through a roller coaster of emotions. >> my feelings have been all over the place, adrenaline and dress, and just, you know, not sleeping really well. >> reporter: white's violent criminal history dates back to at least 2010. court documents allege he beat his brother in the face and head with a ax hammer handle landing him in prison in 2012. he was released nearly four years later. and in october 2015, connie ridgeway was murdered in her apartment in lauderdale county, alabama. just months later, in december, white went on a crime scene that included a home invasion, carjacking, and a police chase. he was indicted on 15 counts in march, 2016, and later convicted on seven of those charges including attempted murder and robbery. he was sent to prison with his
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first possibility of parole. white admitted to killing connie ridgeway. he was then brought to lauderdale county detention center to be arraigned on murder charges in october 2020. white pleaded not guilty. and that's where he is believed to have met and started his relationship with corrections officer white. while there, deputies discovered white was allegedly planning an escape that included taking a hostage. he was september back to paren. >> he was immediately returned back to the department of corrections. but he was brought back to our facility on february 25th of this year. we do know and have confirmed that they were in touch via phone during that two-year period while he was in prison and she was still working here. >> reporter: white was placed on the most restrictive custody level, housed in a single cell, restrained and accompanied by armed guards at all times. white was brought back to the lauderdale county detention center in february, where officer white worked ahead of the trial for the ridgeway murder. inmates have come forward with new information about the two of
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him. >> they were saying he was getting special treatment. he was getting privileges, getting extra food on his tray, thattic have ki white was seeing that he got that other inmates weren't gets. >> reporter: there should have been extra eyes on casey white and anyone who was associated with him. now, he's worried more people could be hurt by white while he's on the run. >> really no one is safe who's in contact with him. i mean, he could snap at any moment. he can just snap at anything, and that's it. >> reporter: nadia romero, cnn, atlanta. coming up, sunflowers have become a symbol of ukrainian resistance. and across the border, they're inspiring a new refuge for children who escaped the war. only from discover. my a1c stayed here, it needed to be here. ruby's a1c is down with rybelsus®.
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their hand. we walk every kid up to the classroom. trying to meet every kid with an empathetic approach and be kind and listen to what they need. >> reporter: in this room we found more than a dozen children making mother's day cards. and they were anxious to show them to us. hardly a hint of the stress of war on their faces. their teacher is irona zell koov, a ukraineening refugee she fled odesa with her daughter and is making a new life here eye. you're a teacher how important is the school and center for the children? >> she tells me it's very important that the children have a place to go after being ripped from their own schools and their friends and all they know. irona also says she has seen a change in the children now they have some structure in their lives. they are calmer, she says, more positive and communicating
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