Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend’s stabbing

DURHAM, NC — Authorities say former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum was arrested overnight Sunday for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend…

…When police arrived, they found a 47-year-old man stabbed in the chest.

A man who called 911 identified Mangum as the attacker…

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…Investigators say the man is Mangum’s boyfriend and say they believe the stabbing occurred during an argument at the apartment the couple shared. According to arrest warrants, Mangum stabbed the man repeatedly.

A man who claims he’s the victim’s cousin told ABC11 that Mangum and the victim had a brief relationship.

“I mean he was excited,” said the man. “He was like, ‘man, guess who I’m dating now.’ He was excited, but I told him ‘man, you know her background, be careful, you know what I mean.'”…

…Mangum made national headlines in March 2006, when the then NC Central student and exotic dancer claimed three Duke Lacrosse players sexually assaulted her during a performance at a team party inside a house near Duke’s campus.

A year later, Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges saying there was no credible evidence and that the three former players were victims of a tragic rush to accuse.

Former D.A. Mike Nifong was later disbarred and was accused of withholding DNA evidence that would have cleared the players…

…[L]ast year, Mangum was arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson and child abuse after a domestic dispute with her ex-boyfriend – a different man than the person involved in the incident Sunday.

In December, the jury found Mangum guilty of child abuse, but they couldn’t agree on a first-degree felony arson charge, which could have landed Mangum in jail for seven years.

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