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Friday, January 12, 2007

Linwood Wilson's Investigative Report Dated 12/21/06

Investigator Linwood WilsonOf course, Investigator Linwood Wilson's "Investigative Report" (see below) documenting his interview with the Duke rape accuser, Crystal Mangum, is a sham. The Defense Motion, filed on Thursday, goes into the details of parsing all the recanting that Ms. Mangum did during her interview with Inv. Wilson on December 21st.

Where's the beef crime?

Looking at the report in its entirety, one thing stands out. It shows again that Ms. Mangum has a problem conjuring up words to describe the attack against her. This is the same problem she was having on her handwritten April 6th statement and other interviews.

The description of the actual crime in Mr. Wilson's narrative portion of the report used 287 words. The 287 words in the narrative (for a now 10-15 minute crime) constitute the crux of the case, and that is all that Inv. Wilson and Ms. Mangum came up with during their over two hour interview. The crime portion of the narrative is counted from "Dave Evans grabbed me...," to "...wiping up the floor," and is highlighted below. Mr. Wilson's narrative section of the report (minus the question and answer portion) is about 1040 words. Therefore only 28% of that part of the report is actually spent documenting the alleged horrific sexual assault.

Ms. Mangum is always full of words and details when she is describing the "pre-crime" and "post-crime" events and actions. But, she has fewer words and especially no emotional words to describe the actual rape sexual assault.

Oh, by the way, forget the previous reports of strangulation and the scratching that caused the loss of Ms. Mangum's artificial fingernails. They are not mentioned at all in this report.

Professional statement analysis would consider this sparse and unemotional crime description as one very significant indicator of deception. Wilson's report and Mangum's April 6th written statement will certainly be incorporated in future law enforcement text books and classes as classic examples of a bogus report and statement.


December 21, 2006
1:00 PM
Interview of Crystal Mangum
Investigator Linwood H. Wilson

Crystal Mangum stated that on March 13, 2006 she was at her father's house. At approximately 3:30 PM she received a call from Tammy (Escort Service) saying she had booked Crystal Mangum for a bachelor party at 11:00 PM and that she (Tammy) would have someone call Crystal back later with the directions to the party. Crystal stated that Jarriel Johnson had carried her to her father's house but he wasn't sure he could take her, at 11:00 PM, where the bachelors party was to be. Ms. Mangum stated that Brian Taylor agreed to take her to the bachelors party that night. At approximately 5:30 PM, Melissa called with the address of the bachelors party and directions. She stated the party was at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC.

Crystal Mangum stated that she and her father left her father's house about 9:00 PM and her father dropped her of at Brian's house (out by South Pointe) around 9:30 PM. Ms. Mangum showered while at Brian's and she and Brian left around 10:30 PM, and headed to 6:10 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC. They arrived at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd., Durham around 11:10 PM.

Crystal Mangum stated that when she arrived at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. she observed a female in the back yard with a bunch of guys. All the guys and the female (Kim) had cups and were drinking alcoholic beverages. Ms. Mangum stated that she and the other female introduced themselves as "Precious" (for Crystal Mangum) and ""Nikki" (for Kim Pittman Roberts). They talked about their children briefly and then they go into the house, through the back door, along with the guys. They (Mangum and Kim) go into the bathroom to get ready. Someone knocked on the bathroom and the guy handed "Nikki" (Kim) both drinks and "Nikki" gave Mangum her drink. During this time Mangum could hear the guys yelling and talking loudly. Another guy came to the bathroom door and tried to push his way in and "Nikki" (Kim) said "you have to calm down, we are getting scared." Crystal Mangum stated, "the guys were yelling bad words like "whore" and things like that."

Crystal Mangum stated they (Crystal & Kim) went out into the room to dance. When they go into the middle of the room the guys circled around them and this one guy said "we are going to

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stick a broomstick up your asses." They got scared when this was said and they started picking their clothes up off the floor. Crystal Mangum stated she started feeling dizzy at this point and she (Crystal) and "Nikki"(Kim) ran out to "Nikki's" (Kim's) car and were getting ready to drive off when 3 guys came to the car. Crystal stated that Dave Evans was one of the 3 guys. Nikki was negotiating with 3 guys. The 3 guys apologized and Crystal and Kim returned to inside the house. As soon as they (Crystal & Kim) got inside the house, the guys started acting crazy again. People were running around screaming. They (Crystal & Kim) were separated by either "Nikki" (Kim) leaving on her own or the guys taking her (Crystal not sure which just that they were separated). This was at the bathroom in the master bedroom.

Crystal Mangum stated, "Dave Evan grabbed me by the arm, Tall one, Collin Finnerty) grabbed me around my waist and the other one Reade was holding my legs." There were about 20 guys in the bedroom and some of them started pushing me into the bathroom while the 3 guys were holding me. Dave Evans was holding my arms and said, "Sweatheart you can't leave."

Crystal Mangum stated she was wearing a white top, red dressy undertop, white skirt and white thongs. Crystal Mangum stated, "once inside the bathroom, Dave Evans was behind me, Reade Seligmann was in front of me and Finnerty was on the floor under Seligmann." I felt a sharp pain in my vagina and someone said "we're gonna rape or fuck (doesn't remember which) this black bitch." Crystal Mangum stated that Dave Evans was in the rear and after a few minutes he asked one of the other guys (Seligmann) to get back behind her and Seligmann said he didn't want to because he was getting married. Finnerty then got up and got behind her and Dave Evans got under Finnerty on the floor and Seligmann was still in front of her. Crystal Mangum stated at this point she started feeling sharp pain in her ass and vagina, while Finnerty was behind her. Both Finnerty and Evans were trying to get Seligmann to "do it" but he kept saying NO. Then Seligmann got behind her, Finnerty got on the floor under her and Evans got in front of her. Dave Evans started jacking his penis and ejaculating on her face and she (Crystal) started spitting. Someone opened the door and handed them towels and they started wiping me off, Dave Evans off and wiping up the floor.

Crystal Mangum stated, "When they opened the door with the towels I saw Nikki standing in the doorway. Nikki said 'we have to go they want us to leave' and the guys were saying 'get that trash out of here' so after I sat there a few minutes I ran outside screaming trying to get away." Crystal Mangum stated, "I fell on the ground, they (guys) picked me up, put me in her (Kim's) car and we drove away. "They were yelling names at us and calling us 'Nigger'."

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Crystal Mangum stated that Kim wanted to drop her off in Raleigh but she said no. She (Kim) said she would call the police. "She(Kim) tried to push me out of her car at Kroger and leave but I wouldn't get out of the car."

The Police came to Kroger and it was hard for me to talk and I couldn't walk. They (police) said I was drunk and they were going to put me in a 24 hours lockup. They took me to a place where there were 5-6 other police cars. I talked with an officer Jones and hold her what happened and she said she would get me help. They (police) took me from that place to Duke hospital."

At this point in the interview I started asking specific questions to Crystal Mangum. This is the questions and her answers:

1. How much did you have to drink upon arriving at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd?
Answer: 1/2 of the drink they gave her and left the rest in the bathroom

2. How soon did you start dancing upon entering the house?
Answer: Within 2-5 minutes of getting inside.

3. After the broomstick comment what happened?
Answer: We left the house.

4. Where was your money and belongings, when you left the house the first time, after the broomstick comment and you stopped dancing?
Answer: In my purse in the Bathroom. My makeup and purse was in the Bathroom.

5. When did you get paid for dancing?
Answer: When I arrived at the house going up the steps to go inside the back door.

6. How much did you get paid and what did you do with the money?
Answer: I got paid $400.00 and I put it in my makeup bag (small purse) with my cell phone.

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7. When you left (departed) the house after the broomstick comment, how did you leave (exit) the house?
Answer: The same way we came in. Through the back door.

8. When you and Kim went back inside the house what happened then?
Answer: We go separated. That's when I heard Kim tell them (guys) to keep their hands off her. I don't know if she walked outside the room or if the carried her out. I felt that "Nikki" (Kim) left the house and left me inside during the rape.

9. After the broomstick comment and you left the house, what time was it when you returned back inside the house? The 2nd time?
Answer: about 11:35 PM

10. What time did the rape start?
Answer: 3 to 5 minutes after going back inside, around 11:40 PM.

11. How long did the rape last and what time did it stop?
Answer: 10-15 minutes, ended about 12:00 midnight.

12. Are you certain that they used their penis to rape you?
Answer: I can't say 100% that it was a penis that was used because I couldn't see it. They had me bent over and my face pushed down to the floor so I couldn't see what they were using but I believe it was their penis. It felt like a penis, but it was a sharp pain. I couldn't say 100% that I saw them use their penis but it was certainly something.

13. What did you do when the rape ended?
Answer: I sat in the bathroom for a few minutes and then ran out of the bathroom. They (guys) dragged me out of the house and dropped me on the steps. I started beating on the door all I wanted to do was get away from the people hurting me. I didn't know whether to go back inside or run out to the street because they (guys outside) were yelling names at me. So, I ran out in the yard and fell on the ground. The guys picked me up and put me in "Nikki's" (Kim's) car.

Abrams Report photo 12:30:12 AM

I (Linwood Wilson) showed Crystal Mangum a picture from the Dan Abrams show on MSNBC showing her on the porch at the door. Inv. Wilson asked Crystal Mangum when that picture was taken. Crystal Mangum stated the picture was

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taken when she arrived and was going into the house because it was showing her putting the money in her purse.

[note: LieStoppers first pointed out the above picture shows Ms. Mangum missing one of her shoes. Therefore, how could it have been taken when she arrived? Other party photos show both of Ms. Mangum's shoes made it into the house.]

Inv. Wilson asked Crystal Mangum to tell him whose names the guys were using on March 13, 2006 since she now knows their real names. This is her answers:

Dan, Adam and Brett was used by Dave Evans
Adam and Mat was also used by Reade Seligmann.
She does not remember a name being used for Colin Finnerty or if he was called by a name.
Another Dan was present and he was Dan Flannigan. (not involved in rape)

Inv. Wilson asked Crystal Mangum to describe the mustache on Dave Evans. Crystal Mangum stated, "it wasn't a real mustache like yours, it was like a stubble or a shadow." Inv. Wilson said "Like a 5 o'clock shadow? Crystal Mangum stated, "Yes like that."

Crystal Mangum stated that one of the guys (not sure which one) wiped her vagina with a white towel and left it on the floor. Same towel that was used to wipe her face, Dave Evans penis, and the floor.

Crystal Mangum stated she did not remember wearing a maxipad or bleeding. (This was in response to statement made by the security guard from Kroger)

Interview conclude at 3:05 PM
note: The redacted parts in the original have been replaced with the appropriate names.

WRAL: Notes From DA Investigator's Dec. 21 Interview With Accuser

TJN: Duke Hoax: Statement Analysis 3 - latest information
TJN: Duke Hoax: Statement Analysis, II
TJN: Statement Analysis