The 44-year-old former National Football League player, who was released from the Sampson County Correction Facility in Clinton, N.C. shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, has said he feels "great remorse" for his role in the 1999 drive-by shooting that killed Adams, who was seven months pregnant when she was shot. When he suddenly turned off the side of the road, Adams followed suit but was met by a third vehicle, now known to be the hitman.
Adams managed to stop her auto and call 911 on her cell phone. She died a month later. He was later found hiding in the trunk of a auto in Tennessee. Rae was officially released from prison on Oct 22, after serving a 18-year sentence for his crime. Saundra Adams, Cherica's mother, has raised her 18-year old grandson since his birth.
The child, Chancellor Lee Adams, was born with severe cerebral palsy due to trauma from the shooting.More news: Jabeur faces Kasatkina test in Moscow title clash
Last February, Carruth wrote an open letter to Saundra Adams, apologizing for the death of Cherica Adams and for the difficulties Chancellor Adams has had. "I am still feeling forgiving", Saundra said. Ms. Adams should not be doing this and I want that responsibility back. "I want the incident to never have happened at all". Because that's what I've been looking at every day since November 16, 1999.
'And seeing the grief, seeing the hurt, the disappointment, seeing my dreams just slashed. So that's what I'd want to change.
According to WBTV, Carruth stated that he had let his son down "as he came into this world and the only way that I can make that right and the only way I can reconcile my relationship with my son is to be there for him".More news: Halloween revival with Jamie Lee Curtis kills it at the box office
Carruth did not speak to reporters before getting into an awaiting white Chevy Tahoe.
"I'm excited about just being out of here", Carruth told CNN affiliate WSOC days before his release after almost 18 years in prison. He then went into hiding for a month but was captured by authorities in Tennessee. He said he hoped to, "try to be the father that I should have been from day one", but chose to "no longer be pursuing a relationship with Chancellor and Ms. Adams". I want him to see that too'. "I ask you to hold him responsible for what he did, for what Cherica saw him do".
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