Crystal Mangum, who previously accused Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, filed a complaint earlier this week alleging malicious prosecution in her 2013 second-degree murder conviction, according to a Durham Herald-Sun .
The complaint is made against the Durham Police Department and the Durham County District Attorney’s Office.
In November 2013, Mangum was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Mangum—who maintained that she stabbed Daye in self-defense during a fight at his house in April 2011—was sentenced to 13 to 18 years in prison.
According to the Herald-Sun report, the civil filing in Durham County Superior Court asks for more than $25,000 in damages and for Mangum to have a new trial.
Mangum had previously alleged that she had been raped by members of the at a party held in a house near East Campus . A stripper enrolled in classes at North Carolina Central University at the time, she reported being sexually assaulted for 30 minutes by three men in a bathroom and that party-goers yelled racial slurs at her.
The three accused players were eventually found innocent, and then-Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred for perjury and violating professional conduct.
Magnum’s current projected release date is February 2026.
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