(Clinton, North Carolina: 2/20/2018) Rae Carruth, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver, has spent the past 17 years in a North Carolina prison for conspiracy to murder his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Now Carruth is facing release he says he will seek custody of the son, who miraculously survived as his mother was shot five times – a son he also tried to kill.
In 1999, Carruth hired a hitman to kill Cherica and the baby because he didn’t want to pay child support. Only Van Brett Watkins, the gunman who shot Cherica five times, couldn’t bring himself to kill the baby. Cherica died a month after the shooting, her son Chancellor Lee Adams, who was born prematurely, survived. Chancellor was born with cerebral palsy as a result of being deprived of oxygen when his mother was shot. Chancellor, now age 18, is thriving, and doing well under the care of his grandmother.
Carruth will be released from prison in October 2018 and is claims that he wants custody of Chancellor. Grandmother, Saundra Adams, says that won’t ever happen…
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