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Duke Lacrosse Accuser Guilty in Boyfriend's Slaying

Crystal Mangum faces up to 18 years in jail

(Newser) - The woman whose rape accusation against three Duke lacrosse players was ultimately dismissed has now been found guilty of second-degree murder. Crystal Mangum stabbed her boyfriend in the chest during a fight in 2011, the News & Observer reports, and he died 10 days later. She said the stabbing was... More »

Duke Lacrosse Accuser Charged With Murder

The boyfriend she allegedly stabbed has died

(Newser) - Those assault with a deadly weapon charges Crystal Mangum was facing have been upgraded to full-blown murder charges. A grand jury formally indicted Mangum yesterday, following the Wednesday death of Reginald Daye, the boyfriend she is accused of stabbing, the News & Observer reports. Mangum, best known as the bogus... More »

Duke Lacrosse Accuser Tried to Kill Boyfriend: Police

Magnum charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - The woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006 was charged with attempting to kill her boyfriend early this morning. Police say Crystal Gail Magnum, now 31, set fire to her boyfriend’s clothes in a bathtub during an argument at their apartment and threatened to... More »

Duke Rape Accuser Stands By Her Story

Crystal Mangum releases book on her life and ordeal

(Newser) - The woman at the center of the dismissed Duke rape case still insists she was assaulted, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. As she promoted her new self-published book, The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story, the former escort service dancer asserted "without equivocation" that members of... More »

Lax Players Sue Duke Over Rape Case

City, school blamed for stressing 38 uncharged teammates

(Newser) - Thirty-eight former Duke lacrosse players are firing back at the North Carolina school and the city of Durham, suing for emotional distress resulting from the later-dropped rape case against three teammates, the AP reports. Players say the school ignored or suppressed evidence in their favor and let them face consequences... More »

Duke Lacrosse Players Slap Ex-DA, City With Suit

Conspiracy alleged to prolong rape case

(Newser) - Three former Duke lacrosse players cleared of rape charges after the prosecution's case imploded are suing disgraced former DA Mike Nifong and employees of Durham, NC, in federal court. The three seek unspecified damages, remuneration for legal fees and reforms to Durham's investigative procedures, the AP reports. A spokeswoman said... More »

Nifong Begins 1-Day Jail Sentence

DA in Duke lacrosse rape case reports to Durham lockup

(Newser) - Surrounded by a small crowd of supporters, ex-DA Mike Nifong entered the Durham County jail at 9 this morning to begin his 24-hour sentence. Nifong was found guilty last week of willfully deceiving the court. He declined to comment to reporters, the News & Observer reports, only locking hands with... More »

Duke Settles With Lacrosse Players

University hopes to 'eliminate possibility' of future lawsuits

(Newser) - Duke University has reached a settlement with the three lacrosse players falsely accused of rape last year. Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and Dave Evans, who were suspended last year, will receive an undisclosed amount from the university, which admitted with surprising directness that the deal is intended to close the... More »

Duke Players Cleared

NC attorney general characterizes prosecutor as excessive zealous

(Newser) - Three Duke lacrosse players charged with raping and kidnapping a stripper 13 months ago were finally exonerated today when all the remaining charges against  them were dropped. Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, accused Mike Nifong, the district attorney who brought the charges—and then withheld DNA evidence of the... More »

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