Will someone please tell me why the charges against the three Duke lacrosse players have not been dropped yet? The amount of evidence disproving Crystal Mangum's story is enough to show she is a downright liar and she needs to be locked up for her antics!
Why is Nifong continuing to waste NC tax dollars to prosecute this case? I am a NC taxpayer and I am MAD! The DNA tests that failed to conclusively link Duke lacrosse players to the rape cost taxpayers nearly $23,000. That is only for the DNA... think about all the other expenses related to this case and possible restitution the state will have to pay to the persons falsely accused in this case...
On June 8th, Reade Seligmann's attorney filed a motion which included some additional information about the evidence the prosecution has against the men. On June 9th, Collin Finnerty's attorney also filed a motion, with even more information about the case. This "evidence" is quite damning to the prosecution. As far as I see it, the case is XX to 1... Everyone who was there that night -vs- Crystal Mangum, the Duke accuser. It is not hard to see that Crystal Mangum is LYING and CHARGES MUST BE DROPPED!! After that- Mike Nifong should be put in jail for his role in this nonsense!
FIRST PROBLEM: Kim Roberts
Seligmann's motion suggests Kim Roberts, the other stripper who was at the party with Crystal Mangum initially told Durham police that the alleged victim's rape claim could not be true and that it was "a crock." According to the 32-page motion, Kim Roberts, told police that she was with the alleged victim the entire time at the party except for a period of less than five minutes. Of course, Kim Roberts has changed her story since her first report to try and help support her fellow dancer, get off some embezzlement charges and gain some notoriety. Go ahead Nifong- put her on the stand. She is the perfect witness for your case.
SECOND PROBLEM: Six Attempts to Identify the Players
Finnerty's motion, stated the accuser in the Duke Lacrosse rape investigation went through at least six sessions with police, trying to point out her attackers. Finnerty's attorney has requested notes and results from all the line-ups. They suggest there have been discrepancies in the identification process.
According to an article by WRAL, three days after the alleged victim told police she was raped by three lacrosse players at an off-campus house, she was shown a series of pictures of possible suspects. Three weeks later, police conducted another lineup with the accuser. During that session, the woman identified Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann with 100 percent certainty. She also picked Evans with 90 percent certainty and stated he mad a mustache at the time the rape occurred. Defense attorneys for Finnerty say there were at least six lineups, and possibly even more. They want all the reports and police notes from the sessions .
Defense attorneys not related to the case told WRAL it is highly unusual for investigators to conduct so many lineups. Police said they couldn't comment while the case is under investigation.
* Collin Finnerty's June 9th motion.
* Reade Seligmann's June 8th motion
* Kirk Osborn, Seligmann's attorney has created a page on his website with all the court filings he has made on his client's behalf. (The copies on his site do not hide the Duke accusers name of Crystal Mangum.)