The name Rae Carruth hasn’t come up in quite some time, but believe it or not, he’ll soon be walking the streets as a free man for the first time since he was convicted of murder.
The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver is set to be released on October 22, 2018. Now he is now speaking out, just months before his projected release date.
Carruth recently broke his silence and apologized to the family of the woman that he was convicted of conspiring to murder. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison after he was found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams.
He was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. Adams gave birth to Chancellor Lee Adams, who was born with cerebral palsy as a result.
In a lengthy letter he recently sent out, the former NFL player took full responsibility for what happened.
“I feel like if I did it in the open, it would put an end to the lies. If I say publicly, ‘Ms. Adams, I apologize, Ms. Adams, I take responsibility for what happened,’ that she can no longer get on television and do an interview and say Rae has never apologized to me,” Carruth said.
“I’m apologizing for the loss of her daughter. I’m apologizing for the impairment of my son. I feel responsible for everything that happened. And I just want her to know that truly I am sorry for everything.”
“I let him down as he came into this world and the only way that I can make that right and the only way I can work out my relationship with my son is to be there for him,” Carruth said.