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    FILE - In a Oct. 23, 2008 file photo, Crystal Mangum, who falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape, addresses the media during a press conference on the release of Mangum's book, in Durham, N.C. Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez Jr. told The Herald-Sun of Durham on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 that 46-year-old Reginald Daye, a man who police say was stabbed by Magnum, had died. According to WRAL and the newspaper, Daye had been taken to Duke University Hospital after being stabbed with a kitchen knife on April 3. Mangum is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and has been jailed since


    Duke lacrosse accuser indicted on murder charge

    (04-18) 19:17 PDT Raleigh, N.C. (AP) --

    The woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in 2006 was charged Monday with murder in the death of her boyfriend.

    Crystal Mangum, 32, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of larceny. She has been in jail since April 3, when police charged her with assault in the stabbing of 46-year-old Reginald Daye. He died after nearly two weeks at a hospital.

    An attorney for Mangum did not return a call seeking comment. The district attorney's office declined to discuss the case.

    Mangum falsely accused the lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 party for which she was hired to perform as a stripper. The case heightened long-standing tensions in Durham about race, class and the privileged status of college athletes.

    The district attorney who championed Mangum's claims was later disbarred. North Carolina's attorney general eventually declared the players innocent of a "tragic rush to accuse."

    Prosecutors declined to press charges for the false accusations, but Mangum's bizarre legal troubles have continued.

    Last year, she was convicted on misdemeanor charges after setting a fire that nearly torched her home with her three children inside. In a videotaped police interrogation, she told officers she set got into a confrontation with her boyfriend at the time not Daye and burned his clothes, smashed his car windshield and threatened to stab him.

    Friends said Mangum has never recovered from the stigma brought by the lacrosse case and has been involved in a string of questionable relationships in an attempt to provide stability for her children. Vincent Clark, a friend who co-authored Mangum's self-published memoir, said he hopes people don't rush to judgment echoing one of the oft-cited lessons of the lacrosse case itself.

    Clark said Mangum realizes she has mental health problems.

    "I'm sad for her. I hope people realize how difficult it is being her," Clark said.

    When Daye's nephew talked to a 911 dispatcher after the stabbing, he referenced the notoriety Mangum still carries.

    "It's Crystal Mangum. THE Crystal Mangum," said the nephew, whose name was removed from a publicly-released version of the emergency call. "I told him she was trouble from the damn beginning."

    A federal judge recently ruled that the three players accused of rape Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans can pursue a lawsuit against former District Attorney Mike Nifong and the police investigators who handled their case. The players have not sued Mangum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celeb_2006 View Post
    "I'm sad for her. I hope people realize how difficult it is being her," Clark said.
    being what, a crazy, lying bitch?
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    Well, that there karma is a bitch, ain't she???

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    I'm sad for her kids. It must be very difficult being them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I'm sad for her kids. It must be very difficult being them.
    exactly and the cycle will just continue for them; i just hope they have a proper guardian and aren't split up in foster care of something

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    That is one totally sane, stable woman right there...


    Holy hell.

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    This woman is nothing but a grifter, she's just very bad at it.
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