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It has been a long ride for former Carolina Panther Receiver Rae Carruth and come Monday he will be a free man. He has spent 17 years at the Samson Correctional Institution in Clinton. Carruth was convicted in 2001 on charges related to the murder of his girlfriend Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with their son at the time of her death.
According to WYFF News 4, “The 1997 first round draft pick hired a hitman, Van Brett Watkins to pull the trigger in 24-year-old Adam, striking her four times while driving her BMS on Rea road Nov. 16, 1999. The couple was traveling in separate vehicles after leaving a movie date at Regal Cinemas in south Charlotte.”
Cherrica Adams passed away four weeks after the shooting from multiple organ failure stemming from gunshot wounds. Back in February Rae did an exclusive interview with WBTV breaking his silence. During, the interview he refused to answer questions in regards to the night Cherica was shot; however, he did take full responsibility for”everything that happened.”
Rae sent a 15-page letter to WBTV that was meant for Cherica’s mother Saundra Adams, he apologizes to Saundra. Rae says his intentions on sending the letter to WBTV rather to Saundra is due to him not receiving a response from her.
In the letter, he says, “I’m apologizing for the loss of her daughter. I’m apologizing for the impairment of my son.” Also in the letter, he mentions he wishes he could go back to 1999.
Theodry Swift, Rae’s mother said she will not be able to be in Charlotte upon his release on Monday. This case still shocks some people until this day.
Source: WYFF News 4
Written By: Fantasia Harvey