As the 20th anniversary of Cherica Adams’ death approaches, Saundra Adams said she has heard from the man convicted of orchestrating her daughter’s murder, former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth.

Carruth, who was released from a North Carolina prison in October 2018 after serving nearly 19 years, recently mailed what Saundra Adams called “a very significant and generous gift” to his son, Chancellor Lee Adams.

Carruth sent the money through the Mecklenburg County Court system, so there was no return address to write back to by the time the money got to Adams in Charlotte.

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The check, Saundra Adams said, was for several thousand dollars.

There was no note from Carruth enclosed, and no phone-call followup.

But there was a note from a court official indicating the money came directly from Carruth, the Panthers’ No. 1 draft pick in 1997.

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