|Date of birth:||December 19, 1961|
|Place of birth:||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|NFL Draft:||1985 / Round: 5 / Pick: 122|
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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, but upon appeal of his conviction, his sentenced was reduced to 30 years. Cherry's estimated release date is January 9, 2020.
|Born||December 19, 1961|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Conviction(s)||Murder - First Degree (Arkansas)|
|Penalty||Life imprisonment, reduced to 360 months imprisonment upon appeal|
|Status||Incarcerated at the Cummins Unit near Pine Bluff, Arkansas|
|Spouse||Jerri Cherry (Deceased)|
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