Duke Accuser Crystal Mangum Is Accused Of Stabbing Boyfriend With Kitchen Knife
The woman who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of sexual assault was arrested yesterday for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the chest during an argument in the victim’s North Carolina home.
Crystal Mangum, 32, was booked into the Durham County Jail, where she is being held without bond on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. The victim suffered serious injuries in the attack and is hospitalized at Duke University Hospital.
According to Durham Police Department reports, Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye, 46, with a kitchen knife “with the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.” The 3:15 AM assault occurred in Daye’s apartment on Century Oaks Drive in Durham.
Mangum, pictured in the mug shot at right, is scheduled to appear this morning in District Court on the felony charge.
Last February, Mangum was arrested for allegedly assaulting Milton Walker, her then boyfriend, and threatening to stab him. She was also accused of setting fire to the man’s clothes. She was convicted in December of several misdemeanors, including child abuse, since her torching of Walker’s garments nearly burned down a home occupied by several minors.
In 2006, Mangum, who worked as an exotic dancer, claimed that she was sexually assaulted while performing at a party attended by members of the Duke lacrosse team. Rape charges against three athletes were eventually dismissed when the North Carolina attorney general determined that there was insufficient evidence to back Mangum's claims.