Big day coming up.
Former Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Heads to Court -- The criminal contempt case against former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong is scheduled to begin Thursday in Durham.
The hearing will be broadcast live on WRAL.com and the WRAL NewsChannel (digital cable channel 256 or over the air at 5.2) beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith found probable cause in June to believe Nifong willfully and intentionally made false statements during a Sept. 22 hearing last year in the case against three former Duke University lacrosse players who were accused of raping, sexually assaulting and beating a woman at a party in March 2006.
Smith's order stems from a 42-page motion in which the players' attorneys alleged that Nifong broke at least a dozen rules in court on two occasions. His violations, they said, involved potentially exculpatory evidence that indicated DNA profiles based on evidence from the accuser, Crystal Mangum, matched the profiles of four men who were not lacrosse players. [...]
LS forum: Nifong/Smith hearing 8-30-07, Handcuffs anyone?
Mike Nifong went to jail and had his mug shot taken on September 7, 2008.