Duke Accuser Crystal Mangum Could Face Murder Charges

Last week, Crystal Mangum, the woman who falsely accused members of the Duke University Lacrosse team of rape several years ago, was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend. Now, the man has died and Mangum is facing the possibility of being charged with murder:

DURHAM, N.C. — A man who police say was stabbed by a woman who falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape has died, and the woman could face murder charges in the death.

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez Jr. told The Herald-Sun of Durham Wednesday that 46-year-old Reginald Daye was dead.

According to WRAL-TV and the newspaper, Daye had been taken to Duke University Hospital after being stabbed with a kitchen knife on April 3.

Crystal Mangum was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and has been jailed since the stabbing.

“More than likely, we will be upgrading the charge to murder,” Lopez told the Herald-Sun.

Nancy Grace could not be reached for comment.

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  1. Brett says:

    I remember that “Duke Lacrosse rape” issue a while ago. Amanda Marcotte over at Pandagon went totally bug-crazy while it was going on, if I recall correctly.