The Crystal Magnum story
You may not know her by name, but Crystal Magnum made headlines a few years ago for accusing three members of the Duke University lacrosse team of sexual assault. Later it turned out that there was no evidence of misconduct on the part of the Duke athletes and the charges were dropped due to lack of credible evidence. Magnum is now back in the headlines, but this time as a defendant.
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. (Reuters)
There were a string of other charges dating back to 2010, including attempted murder on her then-boyfriend. It is unknown whether the victim knew of her previous attempts at settling arguments without words.
Despite what some may think, this is not a story of a woman who lost her way, but of one that showed perseverance and didn’t give up until she had completely destroyed her life. When she realized that false accusations, arson, and child abuse weren’t enough to land her in prison for good, she decided leave no gray area, and gave her boyfriend a good stabbing. She should be hailed as a role model for those who just give up easily, and don’t follow through just because the road to their goal is an unpleasant one.