Duke lacrosse accuser posts bond for murder charge

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Crystal Mangum

DURHAM, N.C. — A woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has posted bail for a murder charge she was jailed for more than a year ago.

WSOC reports 34-year-old Crystal Mangum was released from the Durham County Jail on Wednesday.

Mangum had been in jail under a $200,000 bond since April 2011, when she arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Reginald Daye.

The suspect has claimed that she killed Daye in self-defense.  She plans to represent herself in court.

In 2006, Mangum had claimed she was raped by three Duke lacrosse players after she was hired as a stripper at a party.

The three players were arrested, but later found to be innocent by the state attorney general.