Duke lacrosse accuser can stand trial for murder


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Submitted: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:38pm
Updated: Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:40pm
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DURHAM, NC (AP) — A judge has ruled that the woman at the center of the Duke University lacrosse scandal is competent to be tried for murder.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin ruled Wednesday that 33-year-old Crystal Mangum can stand trial for murder in the death of her 46-year-old boyfriend. Reginald Daye was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute April 3 at his apartment in Durham. He died 10 days later.

A doctor who evaluated Mangum said she was alert, oriented and could describe the charges against her and the events leading up to her arrest.

Mangum’s attorney didn’t offer any other arguments.

Mangum falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006. She’s being held in jail on $200,000 bond.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

1 Comment

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    This “woman” falsely accused college students of rape.
    There were no charges filed against her for falsely reporting a crime, and attempting to ruin their lives and careers.

    Then she lit her boyfriend on fire in the bathtub.
    No real punishment for this either.

    Then she goes on to KILL.
    Now we will see if she suffers any punishment for that.

    It’s too bad she wasn’t held accountable for her actions before now.
    Her former boyfriend would be alive today.

    Just remember one thing.

    Evidence is overrated.

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