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Duke Lacrosse Accuser Charged With Attempted Murder, Arson


3:18 PM, Feb 18, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Oddly enough, a group of 88 self-righteous Duke professors has yet to issue a pre-trial conviction.

As far as I know, there are no pot-bangers in Crystal Mangum's yard decrying her heinousness (although I think an ironic pro-presumption of innocence pot-banging session would be rather clever).

These are the crimes of which she is presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., police received a 911 call about a domestic dispute at 2220 Lincoln St. Authorities said they believe the call came from one of the three children inside the house.

When officers arrived, they found Mangum and her boyfriend, Milton Walker, 33, fighting. According to police documents, Mangum scratched, punched and threw objects at Walker and told him, "I'm going to stab you, (expletive)!"

She then went into a bathroom and set his clothes on fire in the bathtub, police said. Officers called the fire department to put out the flames. No one was injured.

Milton was not charged, police said. The three children inside the house, ages 3, 9 and 10, were not injured.

If only the three lacrosse players she accused had gotten the presumption she'll be given.

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