Saturday, April 23, 2011

Remember those rich white Duke lacrosse players who raped that poor innocent girl?

Remember when all the civil rights leaders ran to her support, and destroyed educators' careers and those boys' lives before the trial was over?

A North Carolina woman who stirred national headlines when she accused three Duke University student-athletes of rape is now herself accused of murder, a county law enforcement official said Monday.

Crystal Mangum, 32, was charged Monday with murder, five days after her boyfriend succumbed to stabbing-related injuries . . . She also is now facing two felony charges of larceny. . . . .

In March 2006, Mangum claimed she was sexually assaulted by three players on the Duke lacrosse team . . . North Carolina's attorney general later found no credible evidence that the attacks occurred and the charges were dropped.

The scandal, however, forced the cancellation of the men's lacrosse season that year and the resignation of team coach Mike Pressler. It also led to widespread criticism of then-Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, who was eventually disbarred for his handling of the case.

In February 2010, Mangum found herself on the other side of the law when she was charged with attempted murder after a fight with her then-boyfriend. She also was accused of arson, identity theft and resisting arrest, among other charges.

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