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Cherica Adams
Cherica Adams
Former NFL player Rae Carruth and his girlfriend Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with his child, were driving home from the movies in separate cars on Nov. 15, 1999, when Adams was shot by a drive-by shooter. Adams later died from the injuries but her baby survived the attack. Prosecutors contended Carruth set up the 24-year-old's shooting death to avoid child support payments. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder but acquitted of capital murder and thus avoided the death penalty.

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