Carruth used his car to block his girl friend's vehicle so his hitman would have an easier time killer her. There is something especially twisted about assisting your hitman as a means to avoid child support.
That sounds like premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence without parole. Plus, 38states have laws that give rights to the unborn in the form of "fetal homicide" laws:
North Carolina (the state where the murder happened) is one of those states; I'm assuming there's some sort of legal penalty for injuring an unborn as well.
In light of all this, it seems he should still be locked up.
Plus, this guy seems rather remorseless:
“I’m excited about just being out of here. I’m nervous just about how I’ll be received by the public,” Carruth said in a phone interview with WSOC-TV on Sunday. “I still have to work. I still have to live. I have to exist out there and it just seems like there is so much hate and negativity toward me. I’m actually somewhat frightened.”
Somehow he has the nerve to make himself the victim here. I'd have no problem with this guy being locked up much longer.