*The North Carolina woman who stirred national headlines when she accused three Duke University student-athletes of rape is now herself accused of murder, a county law enforcement official said Monday.
Crystal Mangum, 32, was charged Monday with murder, five days after her boyfriend succumbed to stabbing-related injuries at a Durham, North Carolina, hospital, according to Candy Clark, a spokeswoman for the Durham County District Attorney’s Office. She also is now facing two felony charges of larceny.
Prosecutors reassessed the charges against Mangum after the death of Reginald Daye at Duke University Hospital on Wednesday. Police say she stabbed the 46-year-old man in the torso during an argument early on April 3 at the apartment the couple shared in Durham.
Later that day, Mangum was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, police said. She was placed in the Durham County Jail without bond, where she remained Monday.
Mangum’s next court appearance on the murder charge has not been scheduled, but the district attorney’s office said it will occur no earlier than May 2.