3. Rae Carruth
Rae Carruth finally walked free from prison in 2018 after serving 19 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder, shooting an occupied vehicle, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. The gifted wide receiver played for the Carolina Panthers up until 1999, when his pregnant girlfriend was shot in a drive-by.
It was proven that Carruth had hired Brett Watkins to try and kill his girlfriend because he didn’t want the child. Tragically Adams died and Carruth fled the state before he was picked up hiding in the trunk of a car outside a motel. He escaped the death penalty because he wasn’t charged with first-degree murder.