- 1Rae Carruth, ( Click Here for more gory details on Carruth) whose head is shaped like he wears a Halloween Coneheads bald cap (but we ASSURE you, this is his real head) former first-round draft pick for the Carolina Panthers, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder against his lady Cherica Adams, who was shot four times in a drive-by shooting.
Adams, who was pregnant with Carruth's child at the time, later died at the hospital, however the baby (named Chancellor Lee Adams) survived after being delivered by cesarean section.
After the shooting, Carruth posted his $3 million bail and was allowed out under the condition that if either his child or Cherica died, that he would turn himself in (seriously, who made that deal?). After Cherica's passing, Carruth became a fugitive and was justly let-go from the Panthers and was later found hiding in a car trunk in Tennessee surrounded by candy bars, jars of his own pee and shame.
Kind of says a lot about the Panthers when you can hide one of them in a trunk. You shouldn't be able to fit one of these guys in a pick-up, let alone a trunk.
Carruth (DOC #0712822) was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison and his projected release date is October 22, 2018.
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Robert Rozier (a.k.a. Robert Rameses)Starting us off is Robert Rozier, former member of the St. Louis Cardinals (for which he only played six games after being released on suspicion of drugs... "suspicion"... wow, THOSE were the days), who later became a member of "The Brotherhood" cult led by Yahweh ben Yahweh in Miami during the 1980s.
The cult, comprised of members from an off-shoot of black supremacists from the Black Hebrew Israelite religion, believed that God is black, that true Jews are black and that whites are the 'devil.' You know, your typical peaceful religion.
Oh, except for the part where to prove one's worthiness to the cult each member had to kill a 'white devil,' and provide proof.
Ever the overachiever, Rozier confessed to killing seven white people and was arrested and charged on October 31, 1986.
Rozier was sentenced to 22 years, but only served ten after agreeing to testify against Yahweh and was later put in the witness protection program.
However, in 1999, he was arrested in Canada (how embarrassing) for attempting to pass a bad check and was again arrested under the 'third strike' law and was sentenced to 25 years to life. Because when you're trying to stay "off the grid" the best currency to use is the one with your name, number and address on it.
- 4Esteban De Jesús was a lightweight champion boxer who turned professional in 1969 and gained fame for being the first person to beat Roberto Duran as a professional. He reigned as the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion from May 8, 1976 until 21 January 21, 1978.
After ending his boxing career with 57 wins (32 by knock-out) and 5 losses, De Jesús was convicted of murdering a 17 year-old boy after a traffic dispute over Thanksgiving weekend, 1981. So if you're ever around a boxing event and you see a parking spot, please be polite and let anyone who wants it have it, especially if they look like they may be on coke (which De Jesús was).
While in prison, De Jesús became a star baseball player for the Puerto Rico penal system and a born-again Christian, probably because it just kinda made sense given his name. He later later became a preacher.
While in prison, De Jesús contracted HIV and was sequentiality pardoned by the then governor and was released from prison one month before dying at his home from AIDS...and it allll started with a traffic dispute.
De Jesus died at 37. Click here for the full story on him and why you should never eff with a guy bigger than you in traffic.
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