Duke Lacrosse Accuser Makes Bond on Murder Charge

Yahoo! Sports, February 20, 2013

The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of raping her has been released on bond to await trial for her boyfriend’s murder.

Crystal Mangum was released Wednesday from the Durham County jail, where she had been held since her April 2011 arrest for the fatal stabbing of Reginald Daye.

The 34-year-old mother is representing herself in court, saying she killed Daye in self-defense. It wasn’t immediately clear who posted her $200,000 bond.


The three arrested were eventually declared innocent by North Carolina’s attorney general after Mangum’s story crumbled and her mental stability was called into question. The Durham prosecutor who championed her case was later disbarred.

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  • Dr. X

    “The 34-year-old mother is representing herself in court.” Guess who will be paying for her public defender, and the care of her child when she is incarcerated, dear white taxpayer??

    • Michael_C_Scott

      The article says she’s representing herself, which doesn’t bode well for her, given her track record as a lying psycho.

      • Dr. X

        For now. The court will assign her a public defender. The judge won’t let her defend herself on a murder rap.

        • You are correct. She can say she is representing herself but one can not represent their self in a capital case. In many states they are assigned two defenders.

          • …considering that, if she is allowed to defend herself, then she’ll complain that she wasn’t given a lawyer when she’s convicted.

    • Justin_Igger

      That worthless n1gger definitely has a fool for a client.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    “It wasn’t immediately clear who posted her $200,000 bond.”

    You get three guesses:

    (A) Al $harpton
    (B) Al $harpton
    (C) Al $harpton

    Think carefully before making your decision.

    • Puggg

      I answer:
      (D) Jesse Jackson.

      • Stentorian_Commentator

        In retrospect, the Duke lacrosse players were lucky. She only falsely accused them of rape. It’s not like she murdered them or anything.

      • SoCal LoCal

        $harpton and Jacksoff have more sense than to waste dollars on Crystal Mangum–again. They have mastered hot-stove morality (i.e., don’t touch the same hot stove twice).

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Jack$on might be, but I doubt $harpton is actually that bright.

          • Maybe Rev’run Corey Brooks, the rooftop pastor, is trying to move up in the shakedown world and put down the cash.

      • MBlanc46

        I doubt that Jesse is very free with his checkbook.

      • guest

        If he did, I doubt he used his own money. Some civil rights activist probably channeled taxpayer funds to pay the bail.

    • MekongDelta69

      I’m gonna go with her ‘sistah in oppression’:
      (E) Tawana Brawley

      • The__Bobster

        Tawana faces a large bill herself when she’s forced to pay up for the Pagones decision.


        • Michael_C_Scott

          Johnny Cochran won’t be able to pay this for her, since he died of a brain tumor eight years ago.

          • Strider73

            At Cochran’s autopsy the medical examiner was unable to determine which was the brain and which was the tumor.

            Similar puzzlement occurred at Ted Kennedy’s autopsy.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I’ll bet the real medical shocker was that Teddy lived to be 77 when his liver looked like a shriveled-up little lump of coal. Maybe that was his heart.

    • The__Bobster

      No way. Sharptongue didn’t even pay his fine in the Brawley case. Johnny Cockroach paid it for him. He’s a taker, not a giver.

      • The__Bobster

        Now let’s look at the Bantus who aided Tawana Brawley for some possiblities:


        Brawley became a cause célèbre. Bill Cosby posted a $25,000 reward for information on the case; Don King promised $100,000 for Brawley’s education; and boxer Mike Tyson gave her a $30,000 watch to ease her pain.

        • 48224

          How ironic that actual rapist Mike Tyson gave Tawana a reward for filing a false rape report. Only America.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            He was probably hoping Brawley would later claim that Pagones had also bitten her ear off.

          • Justin_Igger

            Only n1ggers.

    • 48224

      Al Sharpton ain’t got no 200 large! That’s Oprah money!

    • rebellisMMXII

      It must be said that bail can be acquired via a bail bond service provider for a fraction of the actual bail. So, if I understand correctly (no experience), 10-15% can be given to the bondsman with the remainder being assets on lien that would make good the bond’s value should CM run. That’s easy for the likes of Al and Jesse.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Here in Colorado, really big bonds can be arranged for 5%. The hitch with bail bondsmen is that you must either own your own home, or have a co-signer who owns theirs; as you said, “assets on lien”.

    • Joseph

      $PLC ?

      • bob

        No, They only use their money to attack whites, not save blacks.

    • Dr. X

      It wouldn’t surprise me if the Duke University endowment fund paid her bond. 88 Duke professors signed a letter basically pronouncing the lacrosse team “guilty” and the coach was fired and season cancelled over because they CHOSE to belive the rape lie.

      • bob

        Since when have liberals ever been swayed by facts and logic?

    • bob

      My guess is the donations of stupid self-hating white people

  • MekongDelta69

    This should be fun… watching Crystal Magnum[sic] Champagne defending herself in court.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      That hits a bit close to home; I was held without bond for 17 months. For something I *WROTE*.

      • joesolargenius

        Michael that last comment about you spending time for writing something sounds interesting and I would like to hear about it because I had a similar experience .

        • Nathanwartooth

          From what I know he threatened his father-in-law I believe. He threatened to kill him over some chemistry patents that made his father-in-law rich that Micheal designed.

          Hopefully Micheal explains in more detail if he can. His case has always interested me.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Nope; my real father. After my mother divorced him in 1981, I told her I wished I could, too. Looks like I found a way.

      • A bad check?

    • JackKrak

      Yeah, I had to read that a few times before I realized exactly what didn’t sound right to me – bond for murder????? Since when????

  • bigone4u

    Old saying: A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. Crystal never was very big in the brains department. Not much in the looks department either. The strip clubs must have been desperate for talent.

    • Tom

      I do not believe that she was raped. That being said , I do believe that she was inappropriately assualted either verbally or physically. With a group of highly intoxicated teenage boys sh*t can often happen.

      • Samantha

        I agree. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Perhaps, but she gave up the right to redress there when she lied and said they raped her.

          • Samantha

            I do not believe that she was raped, but I do believe that something inappropriate did happen in that house that night. It was something either verbal or physical.

          • Gary

            Can you be more specific? Seriously, what do you think happened?

          • Samantha

            I believe that she was called a sexual or racial slur or she was touched inappropriately.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            If you are in my home and I say something you feel is “inappropriate”, your options are:

            (A) Leave.
            (B) Leave.
            (C) Leave.

            Likewise, if you are in my home and you say something I feel is inappropriate, your options are:

            (A) Leave.
            (B) Leave.
            (C) Leave.

            This is because so long as you are in my home, we are not equals.

            As an aside, what basis do you have for this opinion about “inappropriateness”? An objective individual would say that Magnum’s other legal adventures and bad-conduct discharge from the navy mark her out as a psychotic substance-abuser. One of these incidents might make her believable as a victim of circumstance to the more charitably-inclined, but this is a pattern of behavior on her part that stretches back 20 years – to 1993.

          • Alexandra

            My understanding is that the Duke guys said they didn’t want a black girl.
            Oh no, they were racist! LOL
            Maybe she thought she needed something better than the race card.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I have the same impression about who they wanted to hire. I believe the the fellow they spoke with on the phone said they were getting one whether they liked it or not. IMHO, the correct answer on their part would have been “Deal’s off. Have a nice life.”

            My suspicion is that since Magnum does “private work” – the taxicab she stole in 2003 was after she had finished giving the cabbie a “lap dance” in the cab – she is actually a prostitute. If that’s the case, she probably tried to drum up some extra “business” at the party, was greeted with the same loathing she would receive from 99.9% of the rest of white and oriental guys, and didn’t like it. When a white college student wants sex, he does that with his white co-ed girlfriend after dinner and a movie (or maybe just after studying at the library), instead of paying a black hooker.

            My criticism of the Duke guys is for the bacchanalian nature of their party. When I was an undergrad, our parties were never stag; part of the point was to meet women. We also enforced a dress code: jackets and ties for the men, dress clothes for the women, and no Renaissance Fair clothes under any circumstances. This kept things from becoming unruly, and also let us instantly identify party-crashers. No strippers, black or otherwise, and nobody was ever accused of rape at one of our soirees. Strippers are tacky. That said, “tacky” is not a felony.

          • theresa joy powers

            What was inappropriate was her lewd dancing…it’s a ‘come-on’.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Crystal Magnum is the least interesting — and least important — player in the Duke lacrosse rape hoax. For a superb review the most interesting and most important players in the fiasco watch this video below:

    UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case by Stuart Taylor, Jr. and K. C. Johnson (BookTV.org video presentation, September 11, 2007)

    [Click on “Watch” in the upper right corner]


    [Note to Viewer: There is a 4-minute introduction by Roger Pilan of the Cato Institute followed by Taylor’s 31-minute address. Victoria Toensing then comments for some fifteen minutes. Then there are fifteen minutes of dyamite Q & A. Taylor is the premiere attraction. I wouldn’t bother with the Toensing portion of the presentation; she seems ill-prepared.]

    About the author: “Stuart Taylor is a columnist for the National Journal and a contributing editor for Newsweek. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. He worked for the New York Times for eight years, covering legal affairs and the Supreme Court. He co-authored “Until Proven Innocent” with K.C. Johnson.”

  • Mike

    Wasn’t this the nice Christian mother and Navy veteran? What a joke black values are!!!!

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I believe she received a bad-conduct discharge after less than two years; she was sleeping with pretty much every black enlisted man on the ship.

      The fatal stabbing incident occurred only 14 weeks (April 2, 2011) after Magnum’s jury hung on felony arson charges (December 17, 2010). The same jury convicted this nice Christian mother of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile (her own children). The public defender she was originally assigned in this current murder case withdrew from it after she leaked confidential case information to her supporters.

      The arson case resulted from her heaping her then-boyfriend’s clothes in the bathtub of their apartment, dousing them with lighter fluid, and setting them on fire. As I recall, she also smashed out his car windows and slashed his tires, although that may have been a separate incident. The boyfriend involved was smart enough to get away from her; he’d be the one dead now if he had not.

      In 2003, Magnum received probation for grand theft auto after stealing a taxicab and leading police on a 70 mph chase. Her blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit at the time.

      The Duke case was not her first rape hoax. In 1993, she claimed to have been abducted and gang-raped. She later recanted the accusation, and her own father doubts anything like it occurred.

      Black values are certainly a joke; unfortunately the joke is on the rest of us.

      • The arson case resulted from her heaping her then-boyfriend’s clothes in the bathtub of their apartment, dousing them with lighter fluid, and setting them on fire.

        Didn’t she realize there are no cast iron bathtubs anymore?

        • Michael_C_Scott

          She also didn’t realize that arson in an occupied residence – with her own three kids in it (!) was an unsound idea.

        • Ken P.

          Give the devil her due. What she did was stupid and vindictive, but it may not have met the criteria for the charge of arson. If she had a ceramic tub in an enclosure with wall and ceiling lined with ceramic tile, the arrangement could plausibly have withstood the fire. The smoke would have been horrendous, but she might have been able to do it without burning down the building, especially if she controlled the burn rate by feeding the garments in one at a time.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Smoke damage in the building was described as “severe”.

          • Ken P.

            The question is, does it meet the legal definition of arson? I always thought that arson was deliberately setting fire to a building. Certainly, causing smoke damage is at least a civil offense, and generating toxic fumes (if indeed the tub was plastic) is too. I just don’t know if it qualifies as arson. She’s stupid, violent, and vindictive, yes. But from what I understand, she wanted to burn the clothing, not her dwelling. By the way, the tub in my house is ceramic clad metal and it is only 36 years old.

    • Justin_Igger

      N1ggers have no value, or morals. Those are only for human beings.

  • Bobbala

    What are the odds that she had become expendable when Mr. Daye got a white girl hooked on heroin?

  • [Guest]

    There’s always a white race-traitor in the woodpile.

    >>>The Durham prosecutor who championed her case was later disbarred.

    That being a white man, Mike Nifong, who was running for reelection and pursued this case because he hoped to gain black votes by lynching the privileged white boys at Duke.

    • libertarian 1234

      “The Durham prosecutor who championed her case was later disbarred. ”

      The Zimmerman case is every bit as bad as the Duke attempted lynching, but perhaps worse because he is being prosecuted for no reason other than to keep the black mobs from rioting.

      The prosecutor, Angela Corey is easily another Nifong….but probably worse.

      • [Guest]

        I don’t doubt that. I stopped following the case of the angelic black boy and the bad ol’ “white Hispanic” almost at once, though, because it was obvious that the media was trying to stir up a lynch mob.

        How many times does this scenario have to be played out before white Americans stop it … or try to?

      • Justin_Igger

        That’s all welfare/food stamps/section ape is for, to stop these worthless n1gger beasts from rioting. Because we all know, without it, they would all slowly starve to death.

        I say it’s worth the damage costs from the riots. Imagine a n1gger free America, it would be so peaceful, so pleasant.

    • It was poetic justice when Nifong lost everything. He turned his back on the truth and decided to try the Duke kids despite evidence that proved they were innocent. Now he is disbarred, cannot teach law and has a reputation that will forever be tarnished.

      • [Guest]

        It’s good to see justice served now and then.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        I know the victims received a huge settlement from Duke university, but I don’t know if they ever went after Nifong himself. I think it would have been absolutely hilarious if he had lost his house.

        My understanding of US tort law is that the only thing they would never be able to touch is Nifong’s retirement assets: state/county pension, 401(k), IRA, etc.

        And yes, the poetic justice of an overambitious DA attempting to railroad innocent men, just to clinch reelection as DA, losing his entire career, being disbarred and reviled in national news is glorious.

        • bob

          He’s still a hero to the white liberals

      • rebelcelt

        Didn’t he get sent to prison?

        • One day. That’s all he had to do, one day.
          Oh yeah, he lost his law license.

  • brengunn

    Is her name Crystal Mangum or Crystal Magnum, as in, bottle of champagne? It tests the credulity, before you even hear the evidence, to believe someone called Crystal Magnum could be raped.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Her name, while peculiarly vulgar by white standards is pretty tame by black standards. LaTrine is actually a real black woman’s name.

    • OlderWoman


  • guest

    Maybe David Bowie or Mick Jagger posted her $200K bond.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Danny Glover and Spike Lee.

  • Zackers

    The frustration of not getting justice, and living in a white society, got to her and she snapped. The white man is guilty again! And now doubly guilty.

    On second thought, “The Durham prosecutor who championed her case was later disbarred”. Who said the righteous never fall?

  • Robert L. Thomas

    No white man would ever want to have sex with Crystal Mangum much less go to all the trouble of raping her.Black men rape white women not the other way around.

  • Joseph

    I’m waiting for the claim that her arrest for murder was framed-up white retribution for her rape charge earlier. You know how vindictive we can be.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      She’s claiming “self-defense”. I doubt butchering an innocent black man with a kitchen knife would help her credibility overmuch with the “folk” who still pity her, so she’ll have to solve this “murder problem” first. If the lacrosse players she accused of raping her are religious men, I’ll bet they’re still thanking God they’ve been free of Nifong and Magnum for as long as they have.

  • [Guest]

    From what I’ve been able to gather, since she attempted to lynch the white college students Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evan at Duke University, Crystal Mangum has been charged with the following offenses:

    • attempted murder
    • first-degree arson
    • assault and battery
    • identity theft
    • communicating threats
    • damage to property
    • resisting an officer
    • misdemeanor child abuse
    • violation of the conditions of her child-visitation orders
    • contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile
    • injury to personal property
    • resisting a public officer
    • assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury (later upped to murder)

    Why is it that more than a few of the reports on her crimes appear—as this one does—on a sports page? Is it merely because she came to fame by falsely accusing white lacrosse players of rape, or is it because she (like a lot of blacks) has turned criminality into a sport?

    Also, I find it odd that so little is said about the man she stabbed, Reginald Daye (referred to in at least one early news report as Reggie Wilson). I wonder what kind of character he was.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I think “foolishly optimistic” would be a gentle way to describe Daye. In some cases, the light at the end of the tunnel is really just an oncoming locomotive, and he doesn’t seem to have considered this. Any fellow with a scintilla of common sense would have avoided Magnum like a radioactive waste spill.

      When someone is in the process of self-destructing, some ordinary human pity is perhaps in order, but staying away and not getting involved is the best policy. When someone who is self-destructing is just plain vicious about the way they’re going downhill, staying away is the *ONLY* policy; they’ll either take you with them or send you first. Daye doesn’t seem to have understood this, either.

      Mr. Daye’s sister told reporters that she had warned him that Magnum had a past. There is, I suspect a world of difference between being intelligent enough to understand something on one hand, and being wise enough to know what to do with that knowledge on the other.

      I lived with a crazy girlfriend my last year as a college senior in California, and eventually in July of 1989, I just packed up my car and left early one morning, reaching Colorado mid-afternoon the next day.

      As Kenny Rogers sang, “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run”… “Now every gambler knows that the secret to survivin’ is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep, cause every hand’s a winner, and every hand’s a loser, and the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.”

      I’ll bet some of you think that wonderful song is really about card games.

      • It’s also about arguments with (about to be ex) girlfriends. BTDT.


        • Michael_C_Scott

          Arguing with people who demand on imposing their own will all the time is not only unnecessary, but pointless, especially in a romantic relationship. My crazy ex-girlfriend from 1989 once said something rather illuminating about relationships: “It’s about getting what you want”.

          My reply was that she would never know what love is. It’s 23 years later, and she probably still doesn’t. In her case, I just don’t care.

          One of my friends is at Sterling state penitentiary for having been stabbed in the neck by his ex. She later sold his Land Rover and was starting to loot out his bank account, the latter of which was fixable from jail only because he banked at Wells Fargo, where my mother worked at the time. He comes up for parole for having been stabbed in the neck late this year. His sentence is 37 years, which makes me happy I got only three for threatening the wife-beating thief who stole $625,000 of my patent money and bought himself a tenured faculty position at Cambridge with it.

          John Ross (“Unintended Consequences”) doesn’t write about guns and ammo anymore, but about relationships. Sadly, I have very few of the answers, except the patience I never possessed but which was described by one of my bosses last month as “amazing”. I’m probably not really that patient, but I need no willpower to “fake it” anymore.

          I have almost none of the answers in relationships. Sayaka has her own desk, into which I do not look.

          • If I had my way, John Ross would be my Congressman. Incidentally, I’m sure you heard about that curious little incident that happened on the way to his marriage coming to a mutually amicable end.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I didn’t hear about it and that is none of my business. What happens in Missouri should stay in Missouri.

            When Sayaka and I were married, it was at sunset at Garden of the Gods Park.

          • It’s nothing like that. The FBI moved in on the wife as they were amicably divorcing, trying to get her to admit that her soon to be ex husband “really” meant Unintended Consequences as a manual on how to murder Federal agents. She told them to buzz off and then the truth, that the book was a work of fiction, which it is. Probably the FBI assumed that the divorce was less than amicable, and assumed that she would be so mad at him that she would be in a bean-spilling mood. Except there were no beans to spill.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I have a first edition and I bought three.

            We don’t “murder”; we kill.

  • Kaffirsmasher

    It’s so sad it all had to escalate into murder for Mangum to finally see prison. Had justice actually been served in the Lacrosse case, she would’ve been looking at bars at the time of her boyfriend’s death.

  • StillModerated

    It’s taken 2 years to bring this POS to a speedy trial? Unbelievable! Anyway, Reginald Daye is now goodified.

  • rebelcelt

    Boy, didn’t hear about this in the news. Heard a lot about the Duke boys. I would like to hear from the numbskull professors that signed that thingy in the school paper. What a bunch of clowns.

  • OlderWoman

    Blacks are accidents waiting to happen.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I thought we described what the Bantus do as “on purpose” rather than “accidents”.

  • Why is this NOT in the MSM. A good follow up on what happened to an accuser who may have ruined the experience of others? And over race?

  • [Guest]

    “Crystal Mangum found guilty of 2nd-degree murder”
    November 22, 2013

    DURHAM — A jury found Crystal Mangum guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Reginald Daye, in 2011.