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Former Panthers WR Rae Carruth has been in prison for the past 17 years after killing the mother of his child, Cherica Adams, and giving his son, Chancellor Lee Adams, cerebral palsy, who is now 18. This coming October, Carruth will be released from prison and would like to be apart of his son’s life.
Carruth has written an open letter, 15-page letter to his son and the boys grandmother apologizing for her daughter’s death. He has seen interviews of Saundra Adams, the grandmother, claiming Carruth has never apologized has never been truthful. He decided to put his side of the story in this letter. He knows people may hate him more after reading his letter, and has accepted himself as a “social pariah,” but he wants to be a father to his son.
Back in 2001, Carruth was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was found not guilty of the first-degree murder charge. Carruth hired someone to pull the trigger as Cherica Adams, but their son was left disabled. It was found that Carruth hired someone to pull the trigger to avoid having to pay child support.
Read the letter here.
Written by Clarke Jones