Duke lacrosse rape victim sent to prison for murder

A black US woman who falsely accused three white Duke University athletes of rape in 2006 has been convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25061046
In the state of North Carolina, Crystal Mangum was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Reginald Daye, 46.
During the eight-day trial in Durham, North Carolina, Mangum acknowledged she “poked” Daye in the chest with a steak knife but claimed she acted in self-defence during an altercation. Daye died 10 days after the incident.
Mangum, now 34, had been hired to perform as an exotic dancer at a party for the Duke lacrosse players, later accusing three of gang-raping her.
In 2006, Mangum attended an off-campus party for the lacrosse team at which she was hired to perform as a stripper.
Later, Mangum accused Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans of raping her in a bathroom.
The case’s race, class and gender elements provoked a national debate about the perceived privilege and out-of-control entitlement of elite male athletes on US university campuses.
But those assumptions were turned upside down when all charges against the three students were dropped by North Carolina’s attorney general.
Durham, North Carolina, prosecutor Mike Nifong later resigned following an ethics trial investigating whether he had broken rules of professional conduct in the case.

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