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SAVE Offers Condolences Following the Tragic Death of Reginald Daye, Victim of Duke Lacrosse Accuser

Contact:
Teri Stoddard, 301-801-0608
tstoddard@saveservices.org

WASHINGTON / April 18, 2011 – Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) is offering its condolences to the family and friends of Reginald Daye. “Reggie” Daye, 46, succumbed April 13 after girlfriend Crystal Mangum stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife. Mangum is the woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006.

Daye’s nephew said the couple had been arguing over rent money. The argument got so heated that someone called police who made a visit to the apartment, but left before the stabbing incident occurred. Mangum is being held on a $300,000 bond.

“Reggie” Daye was born on November 3, 1964 in Durham, North Carolina. He was employed by Scotts Painting and Decorating Company. His hobbies included painting, fishing, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

Last December Mangum was convicted on most of the charges related to a February, 2010 domestic dispute in which police said she threatened to stab her then boyfriend Milton Walker. Mangum smashed a car windshield, slashed car tires and allegedly set Walker’s clothes on fire while her children were in the home. Mangum spent 88 days in jail for the offenses, which also included three counts of child abuse.

In 2006 Mangum falsely claimed Duke lacrosse players Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann trapped her in a bathroom during a party, then raped and sexually assaulted her. Prosecutor Mike Nifong indicted the three on charges of rape, sexual assault and kidnapping. The case fell apart, but not before the university ended the lacrosse team’s season and forced the coach to resign.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 19, at 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Persons can sign the Guest Book or send a Sympathy Card here: http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1134657&fh_id=13210&s_id=FB878D5D-0297-2072-368A0F9A757F229A

Reginald Eugene Daye <br>Nov. 3, 1964 - Apr. 13, 2011

Reginald “Reggie” Eugene Daye
November 3, 1964 – April 13, 2011