Rae Carruth Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, Parents, Children, Son (Chancellor Lee Adams), Release

Rae Carruth Wiki

Rae Carruth Bio

Rae Carruth (born Rae Lamar Wiggins) is a former American footballer born on 20th January 1974 in Sacramento, California, U.S. He was sentenced to 18 – 24 years in prison in 2001 after he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was released on 22nd October 2018 after serving 17 years.
Rae Carruth Age 44 years as of 2018
Rae Carruth Birthday 20th January 1974
Rae Carruth Parents Theodry Carruth, Charles Wiggins
Rae Carruth Children Chancellor Lee Adams
Rae Carruth Other names Rae Theotis Carruth
Rae Carruth Occupation Former professional football player (1997–99)
Rae Carruth Net Worth $10,000 (£7,704) as of 2017


Rae Carruth Career

Rae attended Valey High School and later joined the University of Colorado Boulder on a football scholarship. He was drafted in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) signing a  four-year, $3.7 million deal that included a $1.3 million signing bonus. On 16th December 1999, The Panthers waived him citing a morals clause in his contract, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely on December 17.

Rae Carruth Cherica Adams

Rae Carruth was in a relationship with Cherica Adams. On 16th November 1999, Cherica was shot four times by Van Brett Watkins Sr., a nightclub manager and an associate of Carruth near Carruth’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the time of the shooting Adams was eight months pregnant.

Adam managed to call 911 and said that Rae stopped his vehicle in front of hers when another vehicle drove by and a person on the passenger’s seat shot her. Adam feel into a coma soon after she was admitted to the hospital.

Carruth was arrested in November 1999 for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. He was released after he posted a $3 million bail, on condition that if either Adams or the infant died, he would turn himself in. On 14th December 1999, Adams died prompting Carruth to flee. He was however captured on 15th December 1999 in West Tennessee hiding the trunk of a car outside a motel in Parkers Crossroads. He had $3,900 cash, bottles of his urine, extra clothes, candy bars, and a cell phone on him.

A trial prosecutor asserted that Carruth hired Watkins to kill Adam as she had refused to abort their unborn child. In 2001 he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison.

Rae Carruth Son (Chancellor Lee Adams)

When Adam was shot she was eight months pregnant she went into a coma and her baby, Chancellor Lee Adams, had to be delivered via emergency cesarean section. Lee Adams was born with cerebral palsy and brain damage which was connected to his mother’s loss of blood and oxygen from the shooting.

Chancellor Lee was taken and raised by Adam’s mother, Saundra Adams. In February 2018 Rae Carruth wrote a 15-page letter apologizing to Adams and said he wanted to have a relationship with his son after he was released from prison.

Saundra Adams during an interview with Charlotte Observer said that she had forgiven Rae but he would not get custody of Chancellor.

“I’ve forgiven Rae already, but to have any type of relationship with him, there does have to be some repentance,” Adams said. “And I think this opens the door. But I can say definitively he’s not ever going to have custody of Chancellor. Chancellor will be raised either by me or, after I’m gone, by someone else who loves him and who knows him. He will never be raised by a stranger – someone he doesn’t know and who tried to kill him.”

In a prison letter by Rae published on 1st March by Charlotte Observer he said he would “no longer be pursuing a relationship with Chancellor and Ms. Adams.”

Rae Carruth Released

On 22nd October Rae was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina after serving 17 years. According to Jerry Higgins, spokesman for North Carolina Department of Corrections he will serve nine months post-release supervision.

Carruth spoke to WSOC on phone days prior to his release where he said;

“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.”

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