Rae Carruth Wiki
Rae Carruth Bio
|Rae Theotis Carruth (Rae Lamar Wiggins) was born on 20th January 1974. He is an American criminal and former American football wide receiver. After playing college football at Colorado, Carruth was drafted in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) and spent three seasons with the team.
In 2001, he was found guilty of conspiring to murder his then-girlfriend Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with his child. He served 17 years of an 18– 24-year prison sentence at the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, and was released on 22nd October 2018.
|Rae Carruth Age||She was born on 20th January 1974Sacramento, California, U.S.|
|Rae Carruth Nationality||American|
|Rae Carruth Other names||Rae Theotis Carruth|
|Rae Carruth Occupation||Former professional football player (1997–99)|
|Rae Carruth Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Rae Carruth Weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|Criminal status||Released on 22nd October 2018 after serving more than 17 years in prison|
|Rae Carruth Children||He has two children, Raelondo Wright, and Chancellor Lee Adams|
|Rae Carruth Parent(s)||Theodry Carruth (mother)
Samuel Carruth (stepfather)
|Rae Carruth Net Worth||His Net Worth as of 2017 was estimated at $10,000|
|Conviction(s)||January 22, 2001|
|Criminal charge||Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, using an instrument to destroy an unborn child|
|Penalty||18 years, 11 months|
Rae Carruth Football career
|No. 83, 84, 89|
|High school:||Sacramento (CA) Valley|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27|
Rae Carruth Career history
Rae Carruth Career NFL statistics
Rae Carruth Early life
Rae Carruth was Born and raised in Sacramento, California. He went to Valley High School. He was accepted on a football scholarship to the University of Colorado Boulder.
Rae Carruth College career
Rae Carruth played four seasons for the Buffaloes and was named a first-team All-America in 1996. His quarterbacks at CU were future pros, Koy Detmer and Kordell Stewart.
Rae Carruth Professional career
Rae Carruth was a first-round draft pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, taken by the Carolina Panthers with the 27th overall selection. He signed a four-year, $3.7 million deal that included a $1.3 million signing bonus.
Carruth had a respectable rookie season in 1997 and started 14 games. Wearing uniform number 89, he caught 44 passes for 545 yards and four touchdown passes, tied for first among rookie receivers. He was named to the all-rookie team at wide receiver.
He broke his right foot in the opening game of 1998 and did not catch another pass that season due to the injury. He ended the year with four catches for 59 yards (all on opening day). He played in the first six games of the 1999 season, with 14 catches for 200 yards.
Rae Carruth Personal life
During Carruth’s sophomore year at Colorado, his Sacramento girlfriend, Michelle Wright, gave birth to their son Raelondo. Carruth all but neglected Raelondo until Wright sued him for child support. Wright later testified that Carruth agreed to pay $2,700 in child support, half of what he was ordered to pay by a judge, on condition that he be a better father, something he failed to do.
Rae Carruth Girlfriend (Cherica Adams) Murder Case
On 16 November 1999, near Carruth’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cherica Adams, a real estate agent he had been casually dating, was shot four times by Van Brett Watkins Sr., a nightclub manager and an associate of Carruth. Adams managed to call 911 and said that Carruth had stopped his vehicle in front of hers and that another vehicle drove alongside and its passenger had shot her. Carruth then drove away from the scene.
At the time of the shooting, Adams was eight months pregnant with Carruth’s child at the time. She was admitted to the hospital, she fell into a coma. Doctors delivered the baby via emergency cesarean section. Carruth went to the police and posted $3 million bail, on condition that if either Adams or the infant died, he would turn himself in. Adams died on 14th December 1999. The baby, named Chancellor Lee Adams, survived, but suffered permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy as a result of being without oxygen for 70 minutes before he was born.
Carruth quickly went into hiding after Adams’ death, but was captured on 15th December 1999 in West Tennessee, found hiding in the trunk of a car outside a motel in Parkers Crossroads. The trunk also contained $3,900 cash, bottles of his urine, extra clothes, candy bars, and a cell phone. The Panthers waived him on 16th December citing a morals clause in his contract, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely on 17th December the same year.
At trial, prosecutors contended that Carruth hired Watkins and others to murder Adams because of her refusal to abort their unborn child. Carruth’s lawyer Adam Toraya claimed that Carruth had been caught up in a drug deal gone bad. They claimed that on the night of the shooting, after Carruth had refused to fund the drug deal, Watkins shot Adams in a sudden rage when she “flipped him off” after he had attempted to ask her about Carruth’s whereabouts.
Carruth 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. He was found not guilty of first-degree murder, and so was spared the death penalty.
Rae Carruth Letter (Saundra Adams)
Carruth sent a letter in 2018 apologizing to Saundra Adams, the mother of Cherica Adams, via WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina and accusing her of lying about him in interviews for years. The letter was Fifteen pages folded inside an envelope from the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina. The carefully penned words offered nearly two decades of thoughts from a man who made headlines in the worst of ways and then disappeared.
Rae Carruth Release from Prison
On 22nd October 2018, Carruth was released from prison after 17 years behind bars.