October 22, 2018 /Sports News – National Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(CLINTON, North Carolina) — Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth was released from prison Monday morning after spending nearly two decades behind bars on charges stemming from the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. 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.“I’m excited about just being out of here. I’m nervous just about how I’ll be received by the public,” Carruth said in an phone interview with ABC affiliate WSOC-TV on Sunday. “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 some what frightened.”Prosecutors said Carruth hired Van Brett Watkins and Michael Kennedy to kill Adams in November 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Adams, 24, was following Carruth in a separate vehicle after a movie when Watkins and Kennedy pulled up beside her. Prosecutors said Carruth used his vehicle to block Adams’ car while Watkins opened fire on her. She died four weeks after the shooting. Her son, Chancellor Lee Adams, was born via a cesarean section and had severe injuries.Chancellor Lee Adams, now 18, has been living with his maternal grandmother, Saundra Adams, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Carruth said he hopes to “make things right” with both of them once he’s released. “I’ve apologized to Ms. Adams for the loss of her daughter and taken responsibility for what happened,” Carruth said. “I don’t want to harm Ms. Adams. I guess, honestly, I just want to truly be forgiven.” Saundra Adams told the Charlotte Observer earlier this year that she would “leave the door open” for a potential relationship with Carruth.“I’ve forgiven Rae already, but to have any type of relationship with him, there does have to be some repentance,” Adams said in February. “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.” Carruth, a 1997 first-round draft pick, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, discharging a firearm into occupied property and attempting to destroy an unborn child, court records show. He’s set to be released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, later today.Watkins, who plead guilty to second-degree murder, was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison. Kennedy, who drove the car, was released in 2011.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Engine Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles Share this article View post tag: Aden July 3, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Assists View post tag: Naval On the morning of June 28th 2012, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco provided technical assistance to a tug type vessel which experienced an engine failure while sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Aden.In the evening on the 27th of June, ITS Scirocco was conducting a patrolling mission in the Gulf of Aden along the International Recommended Transit Corridor when the Task Force Commander tasked her to divert in assistance of a vessel reporting major engine problems.After reaching the position of the vessel and establishing communication with the vessel’s Master, ITS Scirocco ensured the safety and security of the ship before sending on board, with the first morning light, a team of specialists to investigate the engine failure and ready to provide other assistance. As the failure could not be repaired at sea due to the unavailability of spare parts, the Master of the ship declared a rescue tug would be sent from Aden in the following hours. ITS Scirocco resumed her patrolling mission, always ensuring a high level of readiness to intervene in protection of vessels sailing in the Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 3, 2012; Image: Eunavfor Back to overview,Home naval-today Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles View post tag: Italian View post tag: SCIROCCO View post tag: Amid View post tag: Frigate Authorities View post tag: Troubles View post tag: Tug View post tag: News by topic