Here’s the latest on the Duke lacrosse accuser

Here’s the latest on the Duke lacrosse accuser

Crystal Mangum, who gained national attention after she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 off-campus team party, is back in the news this week. What’s the latest? Mangum, 39, filed a complaint Tuesday alleging malicious prosecution by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County District Attorney’s Office

Crystal Mangum, who gained national attention after she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 off-campus team party, is back in the news this week.

What’s the latest?

Mangum, 39, filed a complaint Tuesday alleging malicious prosecution by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County District Attorney’s Office in her 2013 second-degree murder conviction.

Wait, murder? 

In an unrelated criminal case, a jury convicted Mangum in November 2013 of murdering Reginald Daye, who died days after he was stabbed on April 3, 2011. Mangum testified that she stabbed Daye in self-defense.

The Duke case was a long time ago. What was the outcome? 

Roy Cooper, who was the N.C. attorney general at the time and is now governor, ultimately dropped all charges against the players and declared them innocent after an investigation by one of his special prosecutors.

District Attorney Mike Nifong was forced to resign and later lost his law license because of his actions in the case.

Where is Mangum now? 

She was sentenced to 13 to 18 years in prison for the murder charge. She is currently in the Southern Correction Institution in Troy. Her projected release date is February 2026.

What does Mangum say now about the Duke incident? 

She still contends she was sexually assaulted at the Duke party.

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