Monday, September 27, 2010


In the latest edition of Days of Precious’ Lives, Crystal Mangum’s estranged ex-boyfriend walked into the DA’s office and claimed that he—not the false accuser—had set clothes on fire the nigh police were summoned to their residence. His excuse for his turnabout? “I wasn't on my medication . . . I acted out on the voices I was hearing.”

Whether the ex-boyfriend was hearing voices earlier this year or is hearing voices now, this was quite an environment into which Mangum inserted her children.

Judge Marcia Morey has received a promotion, to chief district judge of Durham County. The move doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the county’s commitment to justice, since this is the same Judge Morey who testified on Mike Nifong’s behalf in the disgraced ex-prosecutor’s criminal contempt trial. On the stand, Judge Morey offered a novel argument. To quote the N&O:

An unusual moment came before Nifong's testimony, when a judge testified that she expected lawyers to be more honest during trial than during pretrial hearings.

A prosecutor asked the judge, Marcia Morey, whether a lawyer would be following his duty to be candid if he assured a judge that a report was complete when the lawyer knew it to be incomplete.

It depended on whether the case had reached trial, Morey said.

“I do think it makes a difference,” Morey said. “Are you are at a trial stage, are you at a pretrial conference.”

Finally, former U.S. Attorney Anna Mills Wagoner has resigned her post to run for a judgeship. She should be pressed on why she refused to conduct a criminal investigation of Nifong and the DPD; and whether she would pursue a policy of cronyism on the bench.

Hat tips: M.L.


Righteous Thug said...

KC: Whether the ex-boyfriend was hearing voices earlier this year or is hearing voices now

Milton now appears to be hearing the voice of Steve Matherly. More practicing law without a license by the J4N clowns.

Funny that the DA's office would not accept the affadavit from Matherly.

Anonymous said...

Did Judge Parker do any research before appointing Judge Morey? (Even a thorough Google search would have brought up
a certain quote...)

Anonymous said...

Is Wagoner a Communist?

Anonymous said...

In the video attached to Professor Johnson's first post about Mangum's arrest, the alleged victim said: "Sometimes she does things without thinking," and that she was "caught up in the moment." He seemed pretty lucid in the video.

Interesting that Mangum claims that:

(1) He slashed his tires.
(2) He broke his windshield.
(3) He broke other of his personal property.
(4) He set fire to his own clothes.

Of further interest is the Mangum interview linked by the Professor. In it, Mangum claims to be in her 3rd semester of graduate school, bound for a Master's in Clinical Psychology. Less than a minute into the interview, Mangum uses this "word": "Indiscrepancies." Shortly after that, she complains about being charged with "First Degree Murder." The interviewer has to remind her that it was "ATTEMPTED First Degree Murder."

Anonymous said...

Mr. Walker contacted Matherly. That is the beginning and the end of the matter. Walker tried to tell the DA's office the story before but they weren't hearing it. When Walker was committed for mental health evaluation, the DA's office started dragging out the case. The discovery points clearly to the fact that Walker is the one having a meltdown that night. Listen to the entire 911 call. The DA's office was scared to do anything because you nutcases keep up this bull.

KC Johnson said...

To the 9.47:

It's good to see you have sources within the DA's office. Could you reveal who, specifically, is leaking information to you? And, perhaps, come out from behind the cloak of anonymity yourself?

A Duke Dad said...

Dr Johnson:

Is it possible the Anon 9:47 is citing those sources noted by Righteous Thug?

KC: Whether the ex-boyfriend was hearing voices earlier this year or is hearing voices now