Raphel Cherry

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Raphel Cherry
No. 37, 45
Date of birth (1961-12-19) December 19, 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
College Hawaii
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 5 / Pick: 122
Career history
As player
1985 Washington Redskins
1987–1988 Detroit Lions
Career stats

Raphel Jerome Cherry (born December 19, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Hawaii.

In 1999, Cherry was convicted of first degree murder in the death of his wife. He was initially sentenced to life imprisonment,[1] but upon appeal of his conviction, his sentenced was reduced to 30 years. Cherry's estimated release date is January 9, 2020.[2]

Raphel Cherry
Born (1961-12-19) December 19, 1961 (age 55)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Criminal penalty Life imprisonment, reduced to 360 months imprisonment upon appeal
Criminal status Incarcerated at the Cummins Unit near Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Spouse(s) Jerri Cherry (Deceased)
Children 1 daughter
Conviction(s) Murder - First Degree (Arkansas)