Rae Carruth’s disabled son, 17, will confront the NFL star when he’s released from prison
Rae Carruth will face the child he tried to kill when he is finally freed from prison in 2018.
Carruth, a former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, is nearing the end of his sentence for the 1999 murder of Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with his son Chancellor Lee Adams at the time.
Now 17, Chancellor will be waiting outside the North Carolina prison where the father he has only ever met once is being held.
Chancellor has grown up with his grandmother Saundra Adams, who has raised him since the death of his mother.
Carruth wanted Cherica Adams to have an abortion when he found out she was pregnant with their child, but she refused.
That’s when Carruth is said to have hired a man to kill her.
Cherica was shot four times while eight months pregnant. All four bullets missed Chancellor but as Adams lost blood, the child sustained permanent brain damage.
Carruth (below) was later found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, according to the New York Daily News.
Saundra, who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Carruth met Chancellor when he was a one-year-old during a supervised visit. She hopes to give him information about his son upon his release.
‘Maybe I can just talk to him and tell him some important things about what his son his doing and where he is in his life,’ she told the Charlotte Observer.
Despite her intentions, Carruth has never attempted to contact Saundra or his son.
Saundra said she’s forgiven Carruth for the murder of her daughter. Carruth has never admitted to having a hand in Chancellor’s mother’s death.
But the forgiveness Saundra has bestowed upon Carruth is less about him and more about her grandson.
‘The main reason I want Rae and Chancellor to one day have a relationship is because (Chancellor) is his son.
‘And that’s why I chose early on that I would forgive Rae. Because I don’t feel like I can offer unconditional love to Chancellor if I don’t forgive Rae.
‘That’s his father. It’s a part of him. Chancellor wouldn’t be who he is without Rae,’ Saundra told the Charlotte Observer.
She believes that Chancellor might be the one person to make Carruth accept responsibility for the role he played in Cherica’s death.
Saundra added that if Carruth rejects his son, he will ‘lose out on the opportunity to know a really great young man’.
Via Daily Mail