Posted November 22, 2013

Duke lacrosse accuser found guilty of murder

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Crystal Mangum, seen her in a 2008 photo, was convicted of killing her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

Crystal Mangum, seen here in a 2008 photo, was convicted of killing her boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, reports the Associated Press.

Crystal Mangum, 34, was sentenced to between 14 years and 18 years in prison after a jury reached a verdict after six hours of deliberations.

Prosecutors said that Mangum killed 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who was stabbed on April 3, 2011. He died 10 days later.

Mangum said the stabbing was in self-defense, alleging that Daye was beating her in a jealous rage when she grabbed a knife and “poked him in the side.”

In 2006, Mangum falsely claimed Duke lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans gang-raped her at a team party where she was hired as a stripper. Duke’s head coach Mike Pressler was forced to resign, and the team canceled the remainder of the season because of the incident. 

The players were declared innocent by North Carolina’s attorney general after Mangum’s story crumbled and her mental stability was questioned. Mike Nifong, who prosecuted the three players, was later disbarred.


80 comments
A M
A M

Karma is indeed a female dog.  May she rot in prison!

mr.brianwagner
mr.brianwagner

everyone was ready to hang those boys because white men allegedly attacked a black woman. turns out she was a typical liar. She ruined those boy's lives. Not to mention that black men prey upon white women EVERY DAY, but that is ok.

PowerOfDixieland
PowerOfDixieland

When should we expect the Selena Roberts follow up article?

rodp236
rodp236

There is a certain satisfaction with knowing the justice system does work sometimes...............How ya' doing Mr. Nifong?

wallaceboy
wallaceboy

So Al S and Jessie trashed the lives of several people and never said "my bad" or sorry.  The two most unaccountable guys in America.

Rusty6
Rusty6

@ ddsharper, first of all, it says that the Attorney General said they were innocent not the jury. 

Second, she is a psychopath so there's that.

Third, So the ENTIRE state of NC is racists??? I think that YOU are the psychopath!

ddsharper1
ddsharper1

First of all, people are not declared innocent by juries, but found not guilty. Secondly, saying that she falsely accuses them is debatable, since NC is racists, and the whole system of white supremacy created the verdict. The most they can honestly say is that she alleged. Stupid country. Then she defends herself and gets 18 years. Same system. Like the woman in Fl who shot into the air to fend off her boyfriend got 20 years. What a country of hypocrites and wickedness.

GT500456
GT500456

"If I had a son, he would look like Crystal Mangum"

       --- Barack Obama

CRoyJones
CRoyJones

This is precisely why she should have been charged with a felony after the "Duke" fiasco. No one should be allowed to walk away after making a false charge against anyone.

Edward1
Edward1

Where you at, Reverend Sharpton? 

Motherf#(#r. 

Fifilo
Fifilo

Too bad she had to cost yet another family trauma. Worthless insect.

Hola
Hola

The dead victim admitted to police before he died that he kicked in the bathroom door, and pulled her out by her hair; so, she was telling the truth about that. She was a goner before the trial even started.  They could have had a video tape of the victim beating the crap out of her. This jury would have still found her guilty.

AnnBlake-Tracy
AnnBlake-Tracy

This is clearly why it is so important for the public and the judicial system to recognize and understand these antidepressant-induced False Accusations of Abuse. If someone would have known enough to see her first case as a toxic reaction to the antidepressants she was on (such a very common reaction to antidepressants!) then they should have known enough to wean her off the medications then, before it reached the point of her committing murder as the drug reactions worsened leading to the violence. This was completely preventable!!!

Jafari
Jafari

When the states attorney declared that her accusations were false, he never explained how the semen of one the accused made it's way into the towel that was in the room if they all had left the party and so forth.

rodp236
rodp236

@ddsharper1 "This is what happens when one thinks that 8th grade is sufficient enough education............

A M
A M

@GT500456If I had a racist son, he would look like GT500456.

gmag39
gmag39

@GT500456 You are seriously, mentally ill.   Seek help, posthaste.  

KinCade
KinCade

@GT500456 Wow anyway to bring race into the situations huh ? What you think about trey Radel ? 

ddsharper1
ddsharper1

@Rosie68 please. it was not a false accusation. white men have been doing this since the slave ships. even the duke website students said these guys had been pulling trains for years. karma is from a white supremacist society, and so was her verdict. guilty or not, those boys would never be convicted for raping a black woman, or any woman as far as that goes. And the sista was defending herself, but the same system that let her, I believe, rapists go, is the system that convicted her.

ddsharper1
ddsharper1

@CRoyJones She was raped, I believe, and so do a whole lot of other people. There is no way those boys would have been convicted in NC, being white, being from Duke, and having done this to a black woman. It never ever happens when white men rape black women, like they've been doing since the slave ships, the plantations, during Jim Crow, and now. So get off your hypocritical high horse. You racists are a fiasco.

KinCade
KinCade

@Edward1Your the only person bringing up Rev  Sharpton name  maybe your the racist ?

Seriously51
Seriously51

@AnnBlake-Tracy The woman is a mess, she was on a ton of drugs, but I don't know if they were prescribed or she just was a druggie.. They did try to help her when they first arrested her that very night..  Her stripper friend, Roberts, called 911 on her cause she refused to get out of her car.. The police came and she still refused, they believed she was on drugs.  They finally got her out of the car;  "the police then took Mangum to the Durham Access Center, a mental-health and substance-abuse facility, for involuntary commitment. During the admission process, she claimed that she had been raped prior to her arrival."  AH HA.. here is where she first comes up with the false rape claims..  

By the accuser's own admission to police, she had taken both prescription Flexeril and "one or two large-size beers" before the party.  It has since been confirmed by the Attorney General's office that Mangum has taken Ambien, methadone, Paxil and amitriptyline, although when she began taking these medications is uncertain. She has a long history of mental problems and has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. She also has taken anti-psychotic medications (which are also used as mood stabilizers) such as Seroquel

 So what were we supposed to do??  Sounds like she was being treated, she was diagnosed, if she doesn't take her meds or if she self medicates or if she refuses treatment, there is NOTHING we can do!!  You can no longer have someone committed unless you can prove they are a danger to themselves or someone else no matter how unstable or whacked out they are and YOU COULD NOT have proven that!!

You just love to place blame else where don't you, point fingers, blame society..  She's treated for bi-polar and is given meds to controll it, she doesn't take the meds, which no one can make her, and now you blame the system for trying to help her, for treating her and giving her the meds?  So which is it, should we have not treated her at all and that would have been our fault or blame us for treating her? I'm sorry, but I'm failing to see how the system can possibly come out ahead here..  Well maybe, just maybe this is ALL HER FAULT, she is to blame (she is the one that didn't take her meds and she is the one that didn't seek further treatment, she is a 34 year old adult).. She finally got her just deserves.. I agree with muser maybe she's just a bad egg and there's no fixing her..

Seriously51
Seriously51

@Jafari   -  Two of them were across town at the time she supposedly was being raped.. They had proof of a taxi cab receipt and the driver confirmed he had picked them up and dropped them off and they were over 20 minutes away at the time of her claim!!  NONE of the 46 La Cross players DNA was found on her body or cloths, what the DA failed to inform anyone about until his ethics trial was this: 

During Nifong's ethics trial on June 14, 2007, the complete DNA findings were revealed during Brad Bannon's testimony. It revealed, according to conservative estimates, that the lab had discovered at least two unidentified males' DNA in Mangum's pubic region; at least two unidentified males' DNA in her rectum; at least four to five unidentified males' DNA on her underpants; and at least one identified male's DNA in her vagina.

Again NONE of those NUMEROUS  "unidentified" male doners were Duke LaCross players.. She was with another female stripper, Roberts, at the party and left with her and was with her the whole night, she said in her statement, Mangum's claim was incredulous..  The DA that was FIRED knew they didn't do it, had evidence they didn't do, tried to cover up and hide evidence that proved they didn't do it and he pursued the case, because it was a high profile case and he didn't care if they were innocent he wanted to convict them anyway.. THAT'S why he was disbarred!!

The DNA you mention above was from broken fake fingernails Mangum took off and threw in the trash can in the bathroom,  when her and Roberts were in there. THREE fingernails were dug out from the bottom of the trash can (it was not a towel) and their entire surface, top and bottom was checked for DNA, ONLY ONE had DNA on it and NOT from under the nail as was falsely reported by Nifong. It showed some characteristics similar to David Evans' DNA, according to the private laboratory, but the match was not conclusive!!  It was determined that the DNA could have come from anything in the trash, cotton swab, toilet paper, etc.  IT WAS NOT SEMEN, simply DNA.. She also positively identified one LaCross player, twice, 100% sure, in two line ups and he presented positive, undeniable proof and witnesses, that he was NOT at the party, so Nifong didn't file charges against him..

This gal is far from innocent and she should be in prison for what she did to those innocent college boys at Duke, what she did to their coach, who was fired, what she did to the whole La Cross team.. They were all bad mouthed and accused even after they were found innocent, even after it came out it was so obviously a LIE from day one and Nifong knew it!!  You are still accusing them even years later..  This gal finally got what she deserved!!

Steve Moore
Steve Moore

Grow a brain loser, then read fbi stats. Black men sexually assaulted white women over 14000 times while white men attacked black women zero times in 12 month period.

Rory1
Rory1

@ddsharper1 @GT500456 Sounds like you are the racist.....the article nor the case ever went in that direction......nice job in showing your 'true colors".....

TruthSpeaks
TruthSpeaks

Stopping being a giant raceist idiot ddsharper. Your obvious raceism leaves anything you say not even considerable.I cant stand raceists like you.

Rory1
Rory1

@ddsharper1 @CRoyJones No you idiot......she claimed to have been raped and the allegation were completely baseless.....Stop your racists rants.....they have no place here nor do you....