• Channel 9 Primetime Special: Former Panthers Rae Curruth set to be released from prison


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - 19 years after orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, former Panthers Rae Carruth is being released from prison.

    [TIMELINE: Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth] 

    In 2001, Carruth was found guilty of conspiring to murder his then-girlfriend, Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with his child.


    On Nov. 16, 1999, after leaving a movie theatre in south Charlotte, Carruth stopped his car in front of hers and another car pulled up beside her. The passenger in the other car shot her multiple times.

    [PHOTOS: LIFE AFTER DEATH: Rae Carruth and the Son Who Survived]

    Doctors managed to deliver her baby, Chancellor Lee Adams. Cherica later died in the hospital.

    [SPECIAL SECTION: Life After Death: Rae Carruth and the son who survived]

    Join Channel 9 for a primetime special as we dive into the story of murder, conspiracy and survival. LIFE AFTER DEATH: Rae Carruth and the Son Who Survived to air Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. on Channel 9.


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