After serving nearly 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Cherica Adams, Rae Carruth has been released.
Via ABC News:
Carruth, a former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in 2001 after a jury found him guilty of conspiring to murder Cherica Adams.
Prosecutors said Carruth hired Van Brett Watkins and Michael Kennedy to kill Adams in November 1999, when she was eight months pregnant.
By the grace of God, Cherica’s baby, Chancellor, survived but has Cerebral Palsy as a result of his traumatic birth.
Rae wrote a snarky open letter to Cherica’s mother earlier this year, where he apologized for her daughter’s death, called her a liar and claimed he wanted custody of his son.
He later piped down and said he would not seek a relationship with his son.
In a telephone interview, Rae told ABC he was happy to be released, but he’s shook because so many people hate him.
I’m excited about just being out of here. I’m nervous just about how I’ll be received by the public.
I still have to work. I still have to live. I have to exist out there and it just seems like there is so much hate and negativity toward me. I’m actually somewhat frightened.
Hide yo kids…hide yo wives…Rae Carruth is back on the block!