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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Duke Rape Accuser Crystal Gail Mangum Arrested For Attempted Murder (Updated)

WRAL:
Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson -- Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him.

Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer...

Crystal Gail Mangum arrested and charged with with attempted     murder, arson,  assault and battery, identity theft, communicating     threats, damage to  property-----
WTVD-TV:
Crystal Mangum jailed under million dollar bond -- The woman who was the center of the infamous Duke Lacrosse rape case has been arrested and charged with assault.

After a brief court appearance Thursday morning, a judge set Crystal Gale Mangum's bond at $1 million. She remains in the Durham County Jail...

In a 911 call, a girl who said she was Mangum's 9-year-old daughter called for help.
Click here to listen to the 911 call (.wav) ...
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News & Observer:
Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder -- Durham police have charged Crystal Gail Mangum, 31, with attempting to kill her boyfriend early this morning. Mangum is the woman who wrongly accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006.

A judge this morning ordered that she remain in jail on a $1 million bond. Wearing a white jail jumpsuit, Mangum kept her head down during her court appearance today and said nothing as the charges from this morning’s incident were read...

Crystal Gail Mangum wearing handcuffsDefendant Crystal Gail Mangum enters the courtroom in the Durham County Jail Thursday morning, February 18, 2010 in handcuffs.
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Crystal Gail Mangum mugshot following February 2010 arrestThe Smoking Gun:
Duke Rape Accuser In Attempted Murder Bust -- ... Mangum attacked Walker by "scratching, punching, and throwing objects at the victim," who was not arrested. She also threatened, "I'm gonna stab you motherfucker." ...

Mangum is being held in the Durham County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. A Durham Police Department arrest report notes that Mangum had not consumed drugs or alcohol before the 11:30 PM incident, and that she has a Mickey Mouse tattoo on her left arm and a Smurfs tattoo on her right leg...
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Duke Chronicle:
Lacrosse accuser Mangum charged with attempted murder and arson -- Joe Cheshire, who represented David Evans, Trinity '06 and one of the three wrongly-accused players, said Mangum's arrest is sad and further shows the falsity of her claims against the players.

"From the first time in the lacrosse case, all of us knew that Crystal Mangum was a really troubled lady... and it just appears that nobody every listened to who she really was, the troubled nature of her soul, and nobody every tried to heal her, they just used her for their own purposes," he said...
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TJN opinion:
Why is this not surprising? Just like O.J. Simpson, Crystal Gail Mangum's true character reveals itself. Hopefully she will spend some serious time in jail or an institution and her children will be well taken care of.

The Johnsville News profile of Mangum the unstable serial liar is here.
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Durham County Sheriff: Inmate Population
MANGUM, CRYSTAL, GAIL
Date Confined Date Released Statute Description Bond Type Bond Amount
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] RESISTING PUBLIC OFFICER NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] IDENTITY THEFT NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] COMMUNICATING THREATS NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] ASSAULT AND BATTERY NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] FIRST DEGREE ARSON NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] FIRST DEGREE ARSON NO BOND $0.00
2/18/2010 [incarcerated] MISDEMEANOR CHILD ABUSE NO BOND $0.00
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discussion:
LieStoppers Forum: THE DAY HAS COME!
Free Republic: Durham woman (Crystal Mangum - DukeLax false accuser) charged with arson
Free Republic: Duke lacrosse accuser arrested, charged with arson, assault

KC Johnson:
Mangum Arrested (Updated) -- [for the] true-believers and their followers, whitewashing Mangum’s character is critical—the image of her is generally of an “honors student” and “working mom” who had no incentive to lie. Such an approach, of course, requires ignoring Mangum’s 2002 arrest, her habit of leveling major, unsubstantiated accusations against people even before the case, and the fact that she showed up to her meeting with the special prosecutors under the influence of various prescription drugs. Despite that background, it’s going to be hard for even the truest of true believers to continue to hail Mangum’s good character if anything like the incident as reported is true...

La Shawn Barber:
Duke False Rape Accuser Charged With Attempted Murder -- People believed what they wanted to believe. Disgruntled feminists and liberals of all stripes used this story as an opportunity to dump all their frustrations on “rich” white men, even though they knew the record showed Mangum was lying, and that she’d made a false gang-rape accusation in the past. Mainstream media set the “rich white boys raping black women” narrative, along with the “poor black woman who had to strip and sell her body for money to feed her children” meme. It was a disgusting display of race and class envy.

A bloody mess, the whole thing. Why Crystal Mangum wasn’t charged with something, I’ll never know...

The False Rape Society:
BIG NEWS: Duke false accuser arrested for assaulting her boyfriend. -- Will the progressives condemn this act of domestic violence? Somehow I doubt it If the progressives were truly concerned about gender equity (and most are not), they would use this an occsasion to publicize the irrefutable fact that men, too, are victimized by domestic violence. My guess is that they will instead use this incident to publicize their preferred narrative, that domestic violence against men is too insignficant to discuss, that this was an isolated incident, and that this shouldn't distract us from the real issue, that men routinely assault women...

TalkLeft:
Duke LaCrosse Accuser Charged With Attempted Murder

William L. Anderson:
Crystal Mangum's New Day of Reckoning -- It will be interesting to see if the horde of Duke faculty members, Durham racialists, feminists, and the Usual Suspects will rise up to defend the honor of Miss Crystal...

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