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To: abb

She isn’t responsible. She was victimized by another male. He deserved what he got. Move on.

BTW, why is this skank out of jail on her child endangerment and arson charges? Didn’t she get jail time for that?


46 posted on 04/03/2011 11:10:05 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9377710/

Duke lacrosse accuser charged with assault
Posted: 16 minutes ago
Updated: A minute ago

A Durham woman, known for falsely accusing three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, was arrested on assault charges Sunday.

Durham County jail officials said that Crystal Mangum was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. She is being held without bond.

Details of what led to her arrest were not immediately available.

Mangum was charged with attempted murder and arson in February 2010 after police said she assaulted her boyfriend in front of her children and lit some of his clothes on fire.

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.

While a student at North Carolina Central University in March 2006, Mangum worked as a stripper and performed at a party hosted by members of the Duke lacrosse team. She claimed three white players trapped her inside a bathroom at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. and raped and sexually assaulted her.

Mike Nifong, Durham County’s district attorney at the time, had the three players indicted on rape and other charges on the basis of Mangum’s allegations, but the case later began to crumble with her wavering in key details of her story.

That forced Nifong to dismiss the rape charges, and several months later, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper dismissed the remaining charges, saying there was no credible evidence to support the charges.

Nifong was later disbarred for withholding DNA evidence from defense attorneys in the case.


49 posted on 04/03/2011 11:26:24 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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