Former NFL WR Rae Carruth Released From Prison 18 Years After Orchestrating Murder Of GF

Rae Carruth playing in a game
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Former NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth was released out of prison on Monday morning (Oct 22), after spending 18 years behind bars for planning the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

According to NBC, the former Carolina Panthers player was smiling as he was released, and jumped into a Chevrolet Tahoe.

On November 16, 1999, his girlfriend Cherica Adams was shot and killed while driving on November 16, 1999 while eight months pregnant with their child together.

That child was saved, but Chancellor Lee Adams currently suffers from permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy. He currently lives with his grandmother.

Carruth was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

Conditions of his release include a regular check in with authories, and is reportedly allowed to move out of the state of North Carolina as long as he keeps constant communication with his parole officers.