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Cherica Adams' Mother Testifies at Carruth SentencingAired January 22, 2001 - 12:08 p.m. ET
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FRANK SESNO, CNN ANCHOR: A judge this morning, denied former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth's request to dismiss a conspiracy conviction against him.
Carruth is awaiting sentencing for his part in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. He faces up to 25 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of conspiracy to murder. He was acquitted of first- degree murder charges. Prosecutors successfully charged that Cherica Adams was shot to death in 1999 by a gunman hired by Carruth.
Now, in the court right now, the sentencing, as you see, ongoing. And Saundra Adams, his mother, had been speaking. We will listen in for just a moment here.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: ... between the two parents. But there is no doubt, and there can be no doubt, with regard to Eric Cranwell (ph) and Colorado and the Turner boys in Colorado, and Jakobi (ph) here, and the little Jones boy who was just wandering around the apartment complex, and Wesley Bryant (ph).
SAUNDRA ADAMS, CHERICA ADAMS' MOTHER: Yet, not once in the hospital did he ask me how is my son doing? not once in that hospital did he ask me how is your daughter doing? I had to go to him and ask him: Do you even want to see your son?
But, yet, this is the person that loves children so much. I want to know that person that really loves those children so much. I want to know how he can live with the fact that his son is forever affected by what he did to him.
SESNO: That's the mother of victim in this case. That's Saundra Adams, as you see there, mother of Cherica Adams. The sentencing proceedings continue. And we will bring you more information on that story, of course, as we get more information in.
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