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Bond reduced again for Duke lacrosse accuser

Posted April 15, 2010

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— A judge on Thursday cut the bond for the woman who four years ago falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of raping her after prosecutors agreed to the lower amount.

Crystal Mangum was arrested in February and charged with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer.

Police said she assaulted her boyfriend, Milton Walker, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him.

Bond was initially set at $1 million, but it was subsequently lowered to $250,000. On Thursday, it was cut again to $100,000.

If she posts bond, Mangum is prohibited from from contacting Walker and would be on house arrest.

While a student at North Carolina Central University in 2006, Mangum worked as an exotic dancer and she performed at the now-infamous party for Duke lacrosse team members. She claimed three white players trapped her inside a bathroom and raped and sexually assaulted her.

The three players were indicted on rape and other charges on the basis of her allegations, but they were eventually exonerated after North Carolina's attorney general dismissed the charges.

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  • Eduardo1 Apr 16, 2010

    Y- why OH why... 1 MILLION TO 25,000 TO 100,000
    wHY NOT JUST LET HER OUT ON HER OWN WONDERFUL LOOKS

  • superman Apr 16, 2010

    I guess the judge has her number!

  • Clover Apr 16, 2010

    "Praying for her children, the poor things, with a beast of a mom like this, what chance do they have for growing up to be productive individuals, unless they somehow manage grow to be stronger and have far more integrity than she does."

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    Excellent point, Rev. I've thought often of her poor children. What a terrible circumstance to be in, for that woman to be your mother. Heaven help them.

  • Adelinthe Apr 16, 2010

    "...charged with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer."

    When are they going to stop giving this lying troublemaker easy outs - just so she can go cause trouble again?

    Praying for her children, the poor things, with a beast of a mom like this, what chance do they have for growing up to be productive individuals, unless they somehow manage grow to be stronger and have far more integrity than she does.

    God bless.

  • Journey985 Apr 16, 2010

    Wow Myra, if Alaska and Germany are you favorite places to be, maybe you should go back there. The amount of garbage you spewed on this Crystal Mangum story was embarrassing to all people, Black and White!!!

  • meh2 Apr 16, 2010

    Myra is a right-thinking woman. She knows Crystal personally, and endorses everything Crystal has ever done or thought. Being delusional is useful in her line of work.

  • mjones3 Apr 16, 2010

    Meh2..."That said, it is important that Crystal Gail Mangum be released now - she contributes much more to society than she takes. She is college educated and a role model for all young girls."

    Surely you jest!

  • truthhurtssometimes2005 Apr 16, 2010

    "Crystal Mangum was arrested in February and charged with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer.

    Police said she assaulted her boyfriend, Milton Walker, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him."

    So, no matter the argument regarding the Duke lacrosse trial, how does that change the facts regarding THIS story? Myra, no matter your beliefs, you're not addressing THIS story. You must be in law school or practicing law, because you're doing a good job of deflecting attention onto something that doesn't pertain to THIS story.

    You're not going to pull me off topic...I'm too smart for that. Race or no race, Crystal Magnum is not proving herself to be a decent member of society. Stop defending her, and let her stay in jail where she belongs.

  • Clover Apr 16, 2010

    What's interesting is how some people (fortunately an embarrassingly small minority) just make things up to bolster their case in favor of Crystal Mangum, an obvious criminal.

    It's a good thing that these people aren't working in the field of law enforcement, since they would mete out corruption instead of justice.

    Oh wait, one of these people was working in law enforcement -- Mike Nifong -- and it's a good thing for all that he was stripped of his law license and shamed for all to see.

    "Nifong asked the state attorney general's office and the Administrative Office of the Courts to pay his legal fees and help defend him, but both offices refused on the grounds that Nifong's actions involved 'fraud, corruption (and) malice.'"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Nifong

    Might Nifong be blogging under a pseudonym today, or is a barking moonbat amoung us?

  • Myra Apr 16, 2010

    EVIDENCE cannot be in dispute except in a COURT OF LAW.

    A real judge gets to see the evidence, hear the expert testimony, and make a decision whether or not the evidence is admissible. Apparenetly this is not true if you're white, elite, DUKE atheletes with a dream team of lawyers with parents with deep pockets. Why on earth did the NC AG Roy T Cooper join the Defense lawyers since that was NOT HIS JOB?

    Something very wrong in the justice system in NC and the head of the Justice Dept is Roy T Cooper. It is under investigation now but (yawn) the internal investigation is being done in house. They get to investigate themselves. I wonder what they will find.

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