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Ex-boyfriend: Duke lacrosse accuser not guilty

Posted September 27, 2010

— The former boyfriend of Crystal Mangum, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, said Monday that he's responsible for a February incident that led to criminal charges against her.

Mangum was charged Feb. 18 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.

Durham police said she assaulted her boyfriend, Milton Walker, threatened to stab him and set some clothes on fire.

Mangum has claimed that the pair had an argument and that he hit her, prompting one of her three children to call 911.

Walker said he was off his medication when he got into a fight with Mangum and was acting out on voices he was hearing. He said he's responsible for the burned clothes and damage to the home.

He and a member of a group called Friends of Crystal Mangum tried to meet Monday with Durham County prosecutors.


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  • hpr641 Sep 28, 2010

    I just looked at a satellite image of the intersection. Note that the rear-end of a bus swings way out, opposite to the way it turns ... because the back of a bus is a good distance from its rear axle. What I believe happened: The intersection was clear, but as the bus turned while in the left-turn lane, its back end swung into the left "through" lane ... I had been wondering how they hit the right side of the back of the bus.

  • gstephenson16 Sep 28, 2010

    We have had enough of this young lady...let her go on with her life, what ever it might be and keep it out of the paper.

  • sweet4you Sep 28, 2010

    Why are you people hating on Crystal? She's a jewel

  • poohpdoo2002 Sep 28, 2010

    And the article did not call her the Ex-Duke Lacrosse Accuser. It called her the woman who falsely accused three Duke University Lacrosse players of rape in 2006. It called her boyfriend, a former boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.

  • poohpdoo2002 Sep 28, 2010

    And please, people, don't bring Obama into this. What does this situation have anything to do with the Obama Administration? Geesh. Give it a rest already.

  • poohpdoo2002 Sep 28, 2010

    Abusive people tend to stay in that circle of madness. That is why he is defending her. If they were in each other's shoes, she would be trying to defend him and get him out of jail. Unfortunately, the children are stuck in the same crazy circle. It's very disturbing.

  • hpr641 Sep 28, 2010

    Ah, the "Friends of Crystal Mangum" ... How many do you suppose there are? One ... that's right, O-N-E. Their own (I mean his own) website lists just one member.

    Erin, you allowed yourself to write that a member of a "group" tried to meet with prosecutors, when the "group" consists of ONE member.

  • illegals--GO HOME Sep 28, 2010

    She is a waste of space

  • Deb1003 Sep 28, 2010

    LOL...now, he's retracting his statement? Did the kids also retract theirs?

  • beachbunny Sep 28, 2010

    They are nuts for each other!