Last Friday Crystal Gail Mangum was sentenced to 14-18 years in prison for a murder she called self-defense in a domestic dispute. Some have commented that Mangum’s harsh sentence was due to her role in the Duke rape scandal, a case that became a fiasco for prosecutor Mike Nifong. A look back in photos at that famous case.
A teen girl, fearing pregnancy after having sex with her boyfriend, fabricates a rape. She describes her fictional assailant to a police sketch artist, and when police show her the photo of someone who looks similar, she sends him to prison for a decade. DNA evidence would finally free Gary Dotson, but his life would never be the same.