The murder, and the miracle.
Epilogue: Healing and the Road Ahead
Dec 11, 2018 • 46 min
Following Rae Carruth’s release from prison, the Carolina Panthers welcome Saundra Adams — the mother of Cherica Adams, the pregnant woman Carruth conspired to murder — and her grandson Chancellor Lee to Bank of America Stadium. Soon after, Scott Fowler…
7: Forgiveness
Oct 16, 2018 • 45 min
As Rae Carruth’s prison release date nears, Saundra Adams, the mother of the pregnant woman Carruth conspired to murder, tells us she’s found a way to forgive the men who killed Cherica Adams. She wonders what if any relationship Carruth should have with…
6: The Verdict and the Miracle
Oct 16, 2018 • 43 min
Jury foreman Clark Pennell recounts for us the tense deliberations before delivering a verdict against Rae Carruth. Chancellor Le’s doctors diagnose him with Cerebral Palsy as a result of his traumatic birth. His speech is halting and his movement…
5: On Trial
Oct 16, 2018 • 45 min
Chancellor Lee goes home from the hospital with his maternal grandmother, Saundra Adams. Soon, the most notorious trial in Charlotte history gets under way, as lawyers spar with witnesses and each other. With Rae Carruth facing the death penalty, his lead…
4: The Manhunt
Oct 16, 2018 • 35 min
As funeral arrangements are made in Charlotte, Rae Carruth flees the state. Soon, he’s the target of an FBI manhunt led by agent Mark Post, who recreates for us the trail that led him to a motel parking lot in rural Tennessee, where he found Carruth in…
3: Life and Death
Oct 16, 2018 • 38 min
Emergency crews race Cherica Adams to Carolinas Medical Center, where her son, Chancellor Lee, is born via emergency C-section, 10 weeks premature and weighing less than 4 pounds. As both fight for life, police investigators describe to us piecing…
2: The Hitman Speaks
Oct 16, 2018 • 42 min
A murder plot unfolds. From deep inside a maximum-security prison, hitman Van Brett Watkins offers an unflinching account of the deal he struck with Rae Carruth to kill Cherica Adams and their unborn son. Along with confession tapes and a gripping 911…
1: Rae and Cherica
Oct 16, 2018 • 38 min
Cherica Adams, a former model and dancer from Charlotte, meets NFL player Rae Carruth at a party. Carruth, a Sacramento native, has looks and a magnetic charm. Soon Cherica is pregnant—but the trail of women in Carruth’s past suggest the Carolina Panthers…
Introducing Carruth
Oct 7, 2018 • 2 min
Part love story and part murder mystery, this is the remarkable tale of a “miracle” that began on Nov. 16, 1999, when a hitman tried to murder NFL star Rae Carruth’s pregnant girlfriend. Hosted by Charlotte Observer reporter Scott Fowler, who has covered…