Thursday, February 18, 2010

Duke stripper finally nailed

The NY Daily News reports:
The stripper who falsely cried rape and ruined the reputations of three Duke University lacrosse players was charged with trying to stab her lover, police said Thursday.

Cops responding to a 911 call found an out-of-control Crystal Gail Mangum battling her boyfriend and screaming, "I am going to stab you \[expletive\]."

The 33-year-old woman then tried to burn boyfriend Milton Walker's clothes in a bathtub, a Durham, N.C., police report states.

Mangum resisted being arrested and gave cops a false first name, Marella, and age, the report states.

Her three kids - ages 3, 9 and 10 - were in the house at the time but were not injured.

The exotic dancer was charged with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, resisting arrested, child abuse and other offenses.
Whole books have been written on what is wrong with this story, so I have little to add. The biggest culprit was Judge Stephens, and he was never punished.

I named Mangum on this blog about a year before the press did. It seemed to me that there was plenty of evidence for the innocence of the Duke boys -- implausible accusation, airtight alibis, no witness id, negative DNA test, etc.

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