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Slain Durham mom was stabbed 12 times

Posted August 3, 2011

— A Durham woman killed outside a fast-food restaurant last month was stabbed 12 times, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. 

Amanda Mangum, 23, called 911 on July 17 and reported that her husband wanted to hurt her. About five hours later, she was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the KFC/Taco Bell at 1804 S. Miami Blvd. in Durham. 

Mangum was stabbed 10 times in the chest and abdomen and twice in the right shoulder and arm, according to the autopsy report. She also had blunt-force injuries on her chin and right forearm. 

Police arrested Mangum's husband, Kenya Domon Mangum, 29, and charged him with first-degree murder.

Family members have said that Amanda Mangum began dating Kenya Mangum when she was 13 and had her first child at age 15.

In December 2007, she took out a restraining order against Kenya Mangum, which expired after a year, according to Durham County court records.

Amanda Mangum's grandmother in Maryland is caring for her four children – three from her relationship with Kenya Mangum and one from a previous relationship. 


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  • oldrwizr Aug 4, 2011

    Yeah, terribletaste, that's it all right. How bright and intelligent you are. You really got this one figured out. Now I've lived in Durham over 30 years, all of it married to one woman, and I've never felt the desire to stab her 12 times, but hey, that's just me.

  • Tired Of Excuses Aug 3, 2011

    If ANYONE deserves the chair it's this guy. He's a predatory monster in every sense of the word. The other child was probably the result of some "arrangement" forced upon her by him. I'm not saying that to be ugly but this sort of thing is more common than not. What a horrible way to have had to live. I hope the children never have any contact with their father EVER. They need to be protected, especially the older daughter. I hope NC doesn't fail to protect these children.

  • terribletaste Aug 3, 2011

    He should of been in jail for statutory rape.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Aug 3, 2011

    Wait a sec. Did anyone else catch that she was with him since she was 13 and she had a child from a previous relationship?

  • cjspeaks Aug 3, 2011

    There wasn't a tussle, the media upstaged a verbal altercation.
    His family has twisted views of the truth as you can see, I am appalled that his aunt is trying to justify his actions.

  • luv4ubaskets Aug 3, 2011

    In a previous article, his family got into a tussle with her family because her family told the court about her abuse. If he was in my family, I certainly wouldn't be protecting him. He needs to be punished. What is wrong with his family. Here we go protecting the abuser. I guess killing your wife isn't abuse to them. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree I see.

  • sammyg Aug 3, 2011

    It saddens me that women can't be protects from this type of vermin....

  • bigpinkstork Aug 3, 2011

    She had her first child be him at 15, and he wasn't already in jail for statutory rape?

  • cjspeaks Aug 3, 2011

    @terrible taste...... and your comment is valid because???

  • Scubagirl Aug 3, 2011

    Such a sad story. Beginning at age 13. May he not only receive swift and strong punishment but may he also ROT in the hot place after the trial