Crime

Former Duke Lacrosse Accuser Found Guilty of Murder

Convicted of stabbing boyfriend in a fight

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A Durham jury found former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum guilty of second-degree murder Friday.

Mangum stabbed boyfriend Reginald Daye with a kitchen knife during an argument in April 2011. Daye died at the hospital 10 days later from complications related to the stabbing.

The jury got the case Thursday afternoon. It had to choose between first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or not guilty.  It found Mangum not guilty of theft charges related to the case.

At the sentencing hearing, Daye's family asked Judge Paul Ridgeway for the maximum sentence, saying he was loved and didn't deserve what happened to him.

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