The son Rae Carruth tried to kill is graduating from high school

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A remarkable chapter in an amazing life will take place June 5 in North Carolina. Chancellor Lee Adams will graduate from Vance High School.

Adams is the young man who former Carolina Panthers WR Rae Carruth attempted to kill when a hitman he hired ended the life of pregnant Cherica Adams in 1999.

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Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer with a wonderful column on Chancellor Lee Adams and his accomplishments. First, the backstory.

Chancellor Lee is 21 years old. He has permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy owing to the chaotic circumstances of his birth in 1999, when his pregnant mother, Cherica Adams, was shot four times in Charlotte by a hitman hired by Carruth.

Carruth spent 19 years in prison for his role in the crime. He moved to Pennsylvania when freed.

Adams’ mom, Saundra told Fowler she knows Cherica is overjoyed … in heaven.

Saundra Adams was texting with one of Cherica’s best friends the other day. Recounted Saundra: “I said, ‘I know Cherica is in heaven, smiling.’ And she said, ‘Girl, you know that’s an understatement! She is doing more than smiling! She’s singing, dancing, cutting cartwheels — she’s got all the angels together rooting for him. She’s saying: ‘That’s my boy right there!’”

The entire column can be read by clicking here. It is a special read about a remarkable young man.

Congratulations to Saundra Adams, Chancellor and Cherica.