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Duke lacrosse accuser released on bond on murder charge

Posted February 20, 2013

— A Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006 and is accused of stabbing a man to death in 2011 was released from jail Wednesday after a bondsman posted $200,000 for her.

Crystal Mangum, 34, is charged in the April 2011 death of Reginald Daye, 46, who was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an argument at his Durham apartment, police said. They had been dating for about a month at the time of his death.

In January, Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson set a July 8 trial date for the case and denied Mangum's request to reduce her bond and place her under house arrest on electronic monitoring until the trial.

Mangum, who is representing herself in the case, claimed in March 2006 that three players on the Duke lacrosse team trapped her inside a bathroom at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd., where she was performing as a stripper at a team party, and raped and sexually assaulted her.

Her story about the incident was so inconsistent that Attorney General Roy Cooper later declared the players innocent, saying there was no credible evidence against them.

In February 2010, police arrested Mangum after an altercation between her and a different boyfriend. In that incident, she was accused of assaulting the man in front of her children and setting some of his clothes on fire.

She was later convicted of child abuse, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer in the case, but prosecutors dismissed an arson charge after a jury couldn't reach a verdict.


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  • upeoplemakemelaugh Feb 21, 2013

    You people could care less of the fact that Crystal Mangum alledgedly murdered Reginald Daye. Yes they both have names. If it was not for the Duke Lacrosse case you not have any concerns or outr

  • milopyne Feb 21, 2013

    let's see if Pastorius gets bail...

  • Proudly Unaffiliated Feb 21, 2013

    I had to check the calender and make sure this was not April 1st. Is Durham playing a prank on us?

  • Nancy Feb 21, 2013

    Ok, so who paid her bail? Where is the reporting?

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 21, 2013

    This is a joke right? Who would post that much money for her?

  • wakewiseone Feb 20, 2013

    "..........released on bond........"

    only in durham, nc.......the place that has revolving doors on the jail and the town that has one of the highest gun violence/murder rates in the state.

    and bill bell cries out for "more gun control". sounds like to me durham instead needs to keep some of the perps locked up........NO BAIL.

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  • seenbetterdaze Feb 20, 2013

    It's the Lib/Prog/Socialists mentality...if she is a criminal, she MUST be a Victim! Either she was Poor, Abused, or Ignorant, according to the Liberal Elites because there is no such thing as EVIL. And being a "minority" makes her victim hood even worse...but Liberal Elites have NO Sympathy for the white Adam Lanzas, the Holmes guy in Aurora, Co., or the other white shooters who were drugged, mental cases...so Lib/Progs use those guys as their excuses to BAN Guns...and "da'chilren", of course.

  • reel4fun Feb 20, 2013

    It amazes me that when they let these criminals back out on the street... they then tell us after they commit more crimes that we can't take the law into our own hands.....well if the people that we charge to do the right thing don't do it......then why shouldn't we handle it ourselves. Someone needs to protect us.

  • Ex-Republican Feb 20, 2013

    May be she put up the money Jesse Jackson gave to her for college tuition. See: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1091599/