Mangum jury sees slides of knives, hair, red stains

Nov. 18, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

Jurors in Crystal Mangum's murder trial saw slides Monday of knives, red stains and a clump hair at the apartment of her boyfriend, whom she is accused of fatally stabbing.
Mangum is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2011 death of Reginald Daye, 46.
Monday's slide presentation showed a knife handle, part of a knife blade and an intact knife on a couch, as well as knife punctures to the couch. It included photos of brass knuckles on an entertainment center, beer bottles and a red stain on a kitchen counter, a knife handle on the kitchen floor, several knives beside a knife block, red stains on a hallway floor, a piece of knife in a bedroom and a piece of a knife blade on a bedroom dresser.
On the bedroom floor, police found a broken knife handle and a knife blade. They photographed a clump of hair, knife blade and a red stain on the master bedroom mattress.
Photos of Mangum taken at Durham Police Headquarters after Daye was stabbed show her with injuries under her left eye and to her lips and mouth.
Mangum has pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense in the stabbing and saying she was a victim of domestic violence.
Her trial began last week in Durham County Superior Court and is expected to last at least several more days.
She drew national publicity in 2006 after falsely accusing three members of the Duke University lacrosse team of raping her at a party near East Campus.