Judge Ordered Psychiatric Evaluation For Woman Charged With Murder Who Falsely Accused Duke Lacrosse Players

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A Superior Court judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the woman who falsely accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of rape so the court can learn if she's competent to stand trial for murder.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reported that a Superior Court judge signed the order after the attorney for Crystal Mangum filed a motion earlier this month.

Mangum will be evaluated at Central Regional Hospital in Butner.

She accused Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006. In April 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper proclaimed the players innocent.

A grand jury indicted Mangum in April for killing Reginald Daye. Mangum's attorney said she stabbed Daye to keep him from beating her.