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    Duke Lacrosse Accuser Charged With Murder

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    Crystal Mangum, the woman who once accused three Duke University student-athletes of rape, was charged Monday with murder, North Carolina law-enforcement officials said. Mangum is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Reginald Daye, to death during an argument. Police said Mangum stabbed the 46-year-old man in the torso during an argument on April 3, and officials also charged Mangum with two felony counts of larceny. Mangum made national headlines in 2006 when she accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape while she performed as a stripper at a team party—dividing the community. The attorney general’s office later found no evidence of an attack, but the scandal caused the team’s coach to resign and the Durham County district attorney to be disbarred.

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