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Duke Lacrosse Accuser Crystal Mangum Stabs Man?

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on April 06, 2011 10:05 AM

Crystal Mangum.

She falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape, placing a black mark on many people's lives.

She set fire to her ex-boyfriend's clothes, nearly burning down a house filled with children.

And now? She's allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a kitchen knife. Repeatedly.

Crystal Mangum was arrested early Sunday morning after a 911 caller identified her as having stabbed boyfriend Reginald Daye, reports The Smoking Gun.

The attack is apparently the end result of a heated argument, reports ABC News. The victim, who was warned by a family member of Mangum's violent history, was stabbed in the chest multiple times and is currently being treated at a local hospital.

Crystal Mangum is being held without bond at Durham County Jail, awaiting arraignment for felony assault with a deadly weapon charges, according to The Smoking Gun.

We all know Miss Mangum from her involvement in the Duke lacrosse scandal. Will those events impact her trial?

If Crystal Mangum goes to trial, prosecutors could potentially bring up the Duke lacrosse events to impeach her credibility in front of the jury. It may be found relevant in that she lied to police and prosecutors about the events, which calls into question anything she may say about her current motives.

If Mangum pleads out, which is highly likely given that there was a witness, the Duke lacrosse mess will probably not factor into her punishment. However, her assault conviction for setting fire to her ex-boyfriend's clothing will likely be a major factor, as most prior convictions are.

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