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Duke Lacrosse Accuser Tried to Kill Boyfriend— Again

Crystal Mangum arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
Duke Lacrosse Accuser Tried to Kill Boyfriend— Again
Defendant Crystal Gail Mangum enters the courtroom in the Durham County Jail Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/News & Observer, Harry Lynch)

(Newser) – Crystal Mangum, the woman who falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of sexually assaulting her in 2006, is back in the news. Mangum, 32, was charged with stabbing her 46-year-old boyfriend early yesterday in North Carolina, the News & Observer reports. Officers responding to the stabbing call at 3:15am found an as-yet-unnamed man stabbed in the torso; he was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment.

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Police say the stabbing allegedly occurred during an argument. Mangum, who was found in a nearby apartment, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. She is being held without bail. Click to read about the last time she made headlines, also for attempting to kill a boyfriend. (Read more Crystal Mangum stories.)

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