New date set for former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum murder trial

Crystal Mangum speaks with Durham attorney Scott Holmes.
July 2, 2013 10:26:35 AM PDT
A new trial date was set Tuesday in the Crystal Mangum murder case. The woman who once falsely accused Duke Lacrosse players of rape is charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Mangum made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning. She's currently free on bond and now set to go to trial November 12.

The date was pushed back from July to give Mangum's latest attorney time to review the case. Mangum has gone through two other attorneys - who both asked to be removed from the case - and even represented herself for a time.

Mangum is charged with stabbing Reginald Daye with a kitchen knife during an argument in April 2011. Daye died ten days later. Mangum claims it was all in self defense - and that a medical error is blamed for Daye's death.

Durham attorney Scott Holmes now has four months to prepare her defense. She's charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and larceny.

Mangum made national headlines in 2006 when she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a stripper at a party. The accusations were later found to be false, and Attorney General Roy Cooper dismissed all charges filed against the students.

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