Former NFL Star Rae Carruth Released From Prison 19 Years After Ordering Hit On Pregnant Girlfriend

Carruth was let out of the prison he called home for the last almost two decades early Monday morning. Carruth a stand out professional football player with the Carolina Panthers was drafted in the first round in 1997. In 1999 his girlfriend Cherica Adams got pregnant, after his attempts to get to her to have an abortion failed, he came up with another plan. On November 16, 1999 Carruth and Adams took separate cars to see a movie in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the two got on the road after the movie, Carruth blocked Adam’s car with his, allowing a hired hit man to fire four shots into Adams’ car who was 8 months pregnant with Carruth’s child.

Adams was able to call 911 and tell the operator that she was shot and ‘football player Rae Carruth was responsible for the shooting.’ Adams slipped into a coma shortly after arriving at the hospital, her baby was delivered via emergency cesarean section. Her son Chancellor was born with cerebral palsy due to the trauma he received from the shooting. Adam’s mother Saundra Adams, raised her grandson, her daughter Cherica died four weeks after the shooting. Carruth, out on bail took off as soon as Adams died. He was found in the trunk of a car in Tennessee and was arrested.

Hired hit man, career felon Van Brett Watkins was arrested and testified against Carruth. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 years for conspiracy to commit murder, accessory to murder, he served 19 years. Last week Carruth gave his first interview to WBTV, he said he was very excited to be getting out. Although he’s excited he said, “I’m nervous I don’t know how I will be received by the public, there is so much hate and negativity towards me.” Saundra Adams says she forgives Carruth for killing her daughter, but ‘will never forget what he did to her family.’

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