Skip to comments.Duke lacrosse accuser arrested (Again)
Posted on 04/03/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT by abb
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In January, a jury found her not guilty of the most serious charges but convicted her of three counts of child abuse, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer. She was sentenced to 88 days in jail, which she had already served while awaiting trial.
By “yet again” I was referring to precious, not your ping. It just struck me that it might not read as I intended. You are among the posters I respect most.
No. She did NOT do prison time.
Attorney General Roy Cooper said Crystal was crazy so he wasn’t going to prosecute her.
John Hinkley was surprised to hear that being crazy gets you *out* of jail.
Clearly Crystal has 8 x 10 glossies of the mayor’s and the entire city council’s private parts. Who else steals cars, tries to run over policemen, twice falsely claims rape, turns hundreds of tricks and never gets arrested.
Oh lawdy. This is gonna be an interesting day here in the Bull City, and not just because of the weather (it’s storming like crazy out here right now).
I drive right by Century Oaks Drive sometimes on my way to work, depending on if I’ve had to drop my daughter off at preschool first. It’s about what you’d expect from a place where Crazy Crystal would stab somebody, it’s decent lowish-income garden apartments (probably heavily Section 8 to boot).
BTW, I found this little tidbit in the News and Obstructor...apparently Crazy Crystal’s initial bail was $500,000. Jackie Wagstaff and her merry band of “Crystal supporters” (aka black racists) got the bail lowered to the current $300,000.
Former stripper who lied about being raped by Duke players charged with stabbing her boyfriend.
04/03/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 43 replies
Crystal Magnum (left), the stripper who falsely accused three lacrosse players at Duke University of raping her at a fraternity party, is in the slammer again. This time, the Southern version of Tawana Brawley is suspected of stabbing her boyfriend. According to the Raleigh News and Observer, police seized knives from her apartment and charged the 32-year-old burlesque dancer with "assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury." Mangum's beau suffered a stab wound to the chest, and he is being treated at Duke University Hospital.
Magnum's Claim To Fame
Beyond her life of crime, Magnum's most famous performance as a stripper came in 2006, when she showed up at a party hosted at the home of the team's two captains. During the festivities, Magnum alleged, the lacrosse players raped and sexually assaulted her. Magnum's was a wild tale, something on the order of the whopper Brawley concocted in 1987. But it nonetheless led to lurid accusations in the press. The team and the accused players were smeared coast-to-coast, particularly in The New York Times, and professors at the school declared them guilty before trial.
Duke canceled the remainder of the team's 2006 season. In the end, however, Magnum's story was revealed to be a lie. The prosecutor was disbarred and spent a day in jail. The case was, North Carolina's attorney general said, a "tragic rush to accuse." He dismissed charges against the three players, who then filed lawsuits. Last week, a federal judge said the lawsuits, filed against the prosecutor and police, can proceed.
Magnum's Record Since 2006
But between her 15 minutes of fame after making false allegations about the lacrosse players and her latest arrest, lawmen have crossed Magnum's incorrigible trail at least once. Indeed, Magnum is quite the criminal. In February 2010, her 9-year-old called police because Magnum and a previous boyfriend were fighting.
In February 2010, police accused Mangum of slashing the vehicle tires of her boyfriend Milton Walker, smashing his windshield with a vacuum cleaner and setting fire to a pile of his clothes in a bathtub while the police and her three children were in her apartment.
Mangum was convicted of child abuse, vandalism and resisting an officer.
The felony arson charge against Mangum was dismissed earlier this year.
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