Judge rules 911 tape entered properly

Updated: March 21, 2005, 2:50 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth was denied a request for a new trial in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Judge Charles C. Lamm Jr. on Monday rejected defense arguments that a 911 call made by Cherica Adams moments after her shooting should not have been allowed into evidence at Carruth's 2000 trial.

Lamm's six-page ruling concluded that the tape of the call was properly introduced and did not violate Carruth's constitutional right to ...

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