Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, convicted in 2001 for conspiracy to commit murder, Carruth wrote a letter to local television station WBTV, The letter was actually sent to local TV station WBTV. Only love promotes peace.”. She has raised the now 20-year-old and been with him each step of his challenging journey. As a result of the murder, the baby, Chancellor Lee Adams, was born seven weeks premature and with cerebral palsy.

Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. In 2019, Adams received an anonymous check for several thousand dollars designated for Chancellor. Following his release, Carruth has said he intends to seek custody of his now 18-year-old son Chancellor Lee Adams, who survived the shooting that took his mother’s life but has cerebral palsy. You have to let it go. She said the first thing she’ll do when she sees Carruth is “what any mother would do” – hug her son.

"That's his father.

Out of nowhere, shots rang out, striking Adams four times. Today, Carruth is trying to stay focused on the present with the hopes of one day reuniting with his disabled adult son.

Chancellor Lee Adams will be standing outside the North Carolina prison in 2018 — when the former Panthers wide receiver is slated to be released — along with his grandmother, Saundra Adams.

She also hopes that the two will be able to have some kind of relationship. Carruth, 44, was convicted in 2001 for conspiracy to commit murder, after hiring a hitman to kill his pregnant girlfriend. Carruth writes that he has only seen Chancellor twice in the boy’s life, but that he keeps up with him through media reports. After a nationwide manhunt, Carruth was captured in December 1999, hiding in the trunk of a car in the parking lot of a Best Western in Tennessee. Living a simple life out of the spotlight, Carruth told the Charlotte Observer he is a changed man. In his case, he has one particular hope for the future. • For more compelling true crime coverage, follow our Crime magazine on Flipboard. He's seen his father only once, during a supervised prison visit when he was just a year old.

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He got out in October 2018. Saundra knows that Carruth may not want to see them on Oct. 22, 2018. © Copyright 2020 Endgame360 Inc. All Rights Reserved. During Carruth's sophomore year at Colorado, his girlfriend, Michelle Wright, gave birth to their son Raelondo. Adams said she was surprised by the generous gift, and it offers hope for the future.

She has forgiven him for the murder that he has taken zero responsibility for, saying a year ago that she felt like if she didn't forgive him she wouldn't be able to "offer unconditional love to Chancellor." Minutes into their trip driving through Charlotte, a car pulled alongside Adams, who was driving directly behind Carruth. Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth released from prison. He has a job and can work from home on his laptop. Adams was rushed to a nearby hospital where they performed an emergency cesarean section to save the baby. (The Washington Post/Washington Post/Getty Images), Latest Election Results as the votes are counted in key states, Brooklyn gangster who kidnapped rapper Tekashi69, gets 24 years in prison, Howard Stern shocked that Trump wasn’t crushed on Election Day, Cops make 57 arrests, including woman they say punched NYPD chief, during wild Manhattan election protest, Video shared by Eric Trump showing person ‘Burning 80 Trump Ballots’ is fake: officials, Nevada plans big ballot dump as Biden clings to tiny lead over Trump in key state, Teen arrested after teacher sees him having oral sex with 7-year-old girl during break in online class, Trump claims votes in after Election Day ‘WILL NOT BE COUNTED,' Twitter flags as misleading, Nevada Election Results: What happens next, 'Count every vote’ NYC peaceful protest ends quietly while other demonstrators clash with cops; multiple arrests, GOP observers granted court order to watch vote counting in battleground Pennsylvania, Alabama mother sentenced to 723 years in prison for abusing daughters for a decade, How many of you want Kanye West to be president? “Lust was the tie that bound us, not Like or Love, and neither one of us was ever guilty of believing anything contrary to this,” Carruth writes. "And to see how hard Chancellor has worked and the determination that he has, I would just hope he wouldn't reject himself. He writes, “I’d give anything to have the opportunity to do right by Chancellor and to play a meaningful role in his life. Chancellor is 17 now and lives with Saundra in Charlotte as he has for his entire life.

The thing is, sin is sin, no matter how big or small an individual may want to perceive his/hers.”.

He moved to Pennsylvania to live with a friend and start a quiet life.

He got into a white Chevrolet Tahoe … Adams died almost a month later. “I’m going to hug him and hold him for as long as I possibly can.” Carruth was convicted in 2001 of charges related to the murder of Cherica Adams, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her death. When Rae Carruth is released from prison, one of the first people he’ll see is the child he tried to kill. PEOPLE’s call to Adams was not immediately returned.

Despite her injuries, she managed to call 911 and told authorities Carruth appeared to be involved and stopped his vehicle in front of hers before she was targeted.

Adams was shot four times — Carruth was not the gunman, he hired someone to take the shots — and while the bullets missed Chancellor, as Adams lost blood, he lost oxygen. While acknowledging she was grateful for his apology, Adams said, “I still see … the narcissistic behavior.

Two years later, Carruth was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, discharging a firearm into occupied property, and attempting to destroy an unborn child. A note from a court official showed Carruth had sent the money. Following a senior season at Colorado University where Carruth caught nine touchdowns in 54 receptions for 1,219 yards, the Carolina Panthers drafted the wide receiver as the 27th overall selection in the 1997 NFL Draft.

In October 2018, after almost 19 years behind bars, Carruth was released from prison. Adams said she has forgiven Carruth and the others involved because “you can’t hold on to past hurt and regret and unforgiveness. Carruth’s son Chancellor was subsequently born seven weeks premature and left with severe disabilities, including suffering from cerebral palsy. In Carolina, Carruth’s best year came his rookie season when he had 44 receptions and 545 yards with four touchdowns, which tied for first among rookie receivers.

Adams, it would mean everything to me to be able to know and have a relationship with my son. Earlier this year, Carruth wrote a letter to local television station WBTV, intended for Chancellor’s grandmother, Saundra Adams, who cares for Chancellor, asking to be considered for custody.

Carruth was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1999 killing of Adams, the mother of his unborn child, after she refused to have an abortion. There was no note. Saundra says that she wants to let Carruth know that they'll be coming, saying that she doesn't want him to feel cornered upon his release.

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