Thursday, August 18, 2011

Reginald Daye’s autopsy report is nothing more than a disgraceful shame…



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Recently I examined two autopsy reports related to Reginald Daye, the early morning April 3, 2011 stabbing victim of Crystal Mangum… the Duke Lacrosse case victim and accuser. Documents included the Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner conducted on April 13, 2011 by someone whose signature I cannot decipher, and the Report of Autopsy Examination of April 14, 2011 performed by the Orange County medical examiner, Clay Nichols, M.D.

Beginning with the investigative report, it clearly shows that at the time of the stabbing he was intoxicated, as he had a blood alcohol level of 296 mg/dl. However, what I find highly curious is that of all media accounts I am aware of regarding the Daye stabbing and subsequent course of events, there was no mention of Daye’s drunken state. A prime example of media bias.

Supporting the intoxicated state of Daye is a passage from an article in the Newsweek’s “The Daily Beast.” It reads as follows: “A neighbor told The Daily Beast that Mangum and Daye had returned to Daye’s apartment after drinking at a cookout and began quarreling about money, eventually leading to the stabbing…”

Under Probable cause of death, the box “Pending” is checked. Lines are left blank where it states that death was “Due to...” No where is “stab wound” or “stabbing” indicated.

In the section “Manner of Death” the pending box is checked. Notice that the homicide box is not marked.

In the Medical History portion of the form, the box for smoking is checked, but notice that the one for alcoholism is left unmarked. It is my understanding from my sources that Reginald Daye was an alcoholic. He had a high blood alcohol level when medical personnel first obtained blood samples following the incident. Furthermore, I believe that the argument proceeding the stabbing had to do with Reginald Daye wanting to use money contributed by Crystal and intended to go towards rent, to purchase beer.

Under “Means of Death,” a sharp instrument is indicated as being utilized, however under description it reads only “knife per report.” There is no mention of what type of knife was used or the dimensions of the blade. My sources told me that a paring knife was used. However, the media again has elected to be as vague as possible by stating only that a kitchen knife had inflicted the damage. Had it been a butcher knife you can bet that the news reports would have said so… and not just said “kitchen knife.”

I looked below in the report’s “Narrative Summary of Circumstances Surrounding Death,” and not only was there no description of a knife, but there was no mention of a knife… the report reading “Mr. Daye… was reportedly stabbed in the flank at 3:15 am…”

The sections titled “Description of Body” and “Body Diagrams” were both left empty with a notice to “Defer to Orange County Medical Examiner.” Now, I do not know if this is standard procedure or not, but it strikes me as being baffling and quite curious.

The “Narrative Summary of Circumstances Surrounding Death” is where things really get mystifying. First it states that the incision wound is in the left 7th intercostals space of the chest… and that the CAT scan examination shows a laceration of the spleen and a small laceration at the superior pole of the left kidney. The exploratory laparotomy does not confirm any lesions to the left kidney or spleen… the only injury noted is to the splenic flexure of the colon.

The narrative of the operation Mr. Daye underwent states the following: “He underwent exploratory laparotomy, mobilization of splenic flexure, repair of splenic flexure lesion, and lysis of adhesions, and was admitted.” Notice that no where in this report is there any mention of a laceration to the left lower lobe of the lung. No mention of a perforation of the diaphragm. And no mention of an injury or repair to the fundus of the stomach.

Based on this report, what I believe the stab wound injuries to Reginald Daye consisted of is a laceration to the splenic flexure of the colon… period. The CT scan confirmed injury there, and the description of the operative procedures listed attention to the colon only. There was no mention of repair of a stomach laceration. There is no mention of repairs to the diaphragm, left kidney, left lung, or spleen.

You will also notice there is no mention of any lacerations, bruises or other lesions to the left upper extremity. This is in sync with media reports in which I did not find any mention of any defensive-type wounds to the left arm.

WRAL reported that Daye underwent surgery and was expected to make a full recovery. With Daye being at Duke Hospital, with its stellar reputation, I would expect nothing less. Newsweek commented that “a friend told ‘The Daily Beast’ on April 5 that he, Daye, was recovering.” This was one day before Reginald Daye unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest.

However, it appears that Daye’s problems began on the evening of Wednesday, the third post-op day, when the report implies that Daye vomited, and aspirated – vomitus entering his airway – which led to respiratory distress and his cardiac arrest.

Then, according to the report, after 20 minutes of CPR, his heart and lungs were functioning, but he was brain dead. So, on the evening August 6, 2011, Reginald Daye was in a deep coma, and remained in a coma for a week until he died the following Wednesday evening of April 13, 2011… and the media never mentioned it once. Remember, Daye was expected to make a full recovery.

There is no mention of how Daye died, but I have been told that he passed away after he was taken off life support.

This report is deficient in explaining what procedures Mr. Daye underwent, other than the emergency exploratory laparotomy. It is my understanding that he underwent some major procedures which may have contributed to his cardiac arrest.

Finally, on July 28, 2011, a reviewer lists “Stab wound to chest” as the cause of death. A vague and totally inadequate finding. There is no nexus between the stab wound and the cardiac arrest. The cardiac arrest which allegedly occurred on April 6th obviously contributed to his grave neurological condition. And, was he removed from life support?

As problematic as this report is, I believe it to be, by far, more accurate and reliable than the Report of Autopsy Examination which was conducted the following morning, on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

It lists the cause of death as “Complications of stab wound to chest.” However, it fails to list what any of those complications were, or how they were related to the stab wound.

Then, under diagnoses, the fantasy begins with the following entry:
“Stab wound to chest with: Perforation of left lower lung lobes; Perforation of diaphragm; Perforation of stomach; Perforation of colon; Perforation of left kidney; and Perforation of spleen (clinical).”

I’m assuming that a clinical perforation of the spleen is a phantom lesion that somehow produces a laceration within the organ without interrupting its capsule. Actually, I’ve never heard of such.

The paragraphs under “Injuries” I find most curious… especially involving the stab wound itself which the medical examiner described as “gaping.” I would hardly call an incision less than three quarters of an inch in length gaping, but if it were open, more than a quarter of an inch wide, then why was it not sutured closed at the time of surgery to prevent infection? Surgical intervention was well within time for primary closure… and if the wound was not closed at the time of the operation, it would have been well on its way to healing itself by granulation. There is no explanation I can see for the stab wound to be “gaping.”

It then claims that there are sutures on all of the following sites: left lower lung lobe, diaphragm, stomach, colon, and kidney. No mention of surgical intervention on the spleen.

Now if there were sutures to the left lower lung, would they have been performed by a thoracic surgeon, or would a trauma surgeon have been charged with its repair?

Regarding the stab wounds to the left arm, which first appear in this report, there is no mention as to the number of wounds. They are stated to run from the biceps to the wrist with 5 inches the greatest in length.

Under Internal Examination, the left lung does not mention any suture material, as stated was present earlier in the report. The tracheobronchial tree is described as having no abnormalities, which would contradict an aspiration. There is no sign of pulmonary embolism, either. These findings beg the question of what caused the cardiac arrest.

The Gastrointestinal System claims to show sutures in the fundus of the stomach and in the splenic flexure of the colon… sigmoid flexure being an obvious mistake.

The spleen does not show any signs of sutures or disruption of the organ’s capsule.

The left kidney supposedly shows signs of hemorrhage under the upper pole of the left kidney, which the medical examiner attributes to a stab wound… but there is no gross lesion observed on the organ’s capsule or any suturing. Also the adrenal gland which sits like a cap over the upper pole of the kidney is intact and normal in appearance.

The diaphragm is not specifically mentioned in this report… so there is no confirmation by report of the gross exam that sutures are present.

The examination of the brain exhibited no signs of pathology to help explain why Reginald Daye went into a comatose state. Most likely, the brain was deprived of oxygen for an extended time prior to the cardiac arrest, but the reason is unknown. Many people who are successfully resuscitated with CPR lasting twenty minute or longer, usually do not end up brain dead. The cause of his brain death is at the crux of his death, and I can find no nexus with the stab wound.

This leads to the “Summary and Interpretation.” The summary is inconclusive and there is no interpretation. The medical examiner explains that Reginald Daye sustained a single puncture laceration that penetrated a slew of organs in the thoracic and abdominal cavities, with hemorrhaging into them. It is evident that Daye did not die due to shock or blood loss. If there was a hemothorax, or bleeding into the chest cavity, or pneumothorax, air in the thoracic cavity, a chest tube would have been inserted. Repairs to lacerated organs should have put an end to the bleeding into the abdominal cavity. There is no mention as to why Daye was brain dead, why he went into cardiac arrest, which preceded which, and whether or not the patient was taken off life support. These questions are all the more baffling when it was reported post-operatively that he was expected to make a full recovery.

From the type of trauma he sustained, he should have made a full recovery. I believe that only the colon at the splenic flexure was penetrated by the stab wound, and that the Autopsy report embellished the injuries to make a better case for a death secondary to complications of the stab wound. The investigative report of April 13, 2011 is by far the more factual report.

The autopsy report of April 14, 2011 does nothing to shed light on why Reginald Daye died. The only thing that is obvious is that he did not die due to the stab wound he received… which penetrated his colon only.

The media, of course, is in cahoots with the police and prosecutors, and the medical examiner, Dr. Clay Nichols. This was evident from the very beginning when ABC-11 News stated that the warrants read that Mangum repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend. The online video of that news report titled: “Warrants: Mangum repeatedly stabbed boyfriend.” Posted the day following the incident, ABC-11 News went on to state that Daye was stabbed seven times. By misleading the public about the number of times Daye was stabbed, the ABC-11 was trying to make a self-defense scenario seem less likely.

The media also attempted to make the damage from the single stab wound seem more severe than it actually was. Whereas only the colon was penetrated by the knife, in my opinion based on the initial investigative report of April 13, 2011, the media wants the public to believe that six organs were penetrated… and to help do that, they refer to the diaphragm, which is nothing more than a very large muscle, as an organ. And the left kidney and spleen show no indication on gross examination that they were lacerated or repaired.

In short, the Autopsy report of April 14, 2011 is a sham, and does not even list any complications of the stab wound or surgery other than a cardiac arrest which mysteriously appeared and which, upon resuscitation left the patient brain dead… it is not even clear if Mr. Daye was brain dead prior to the cardiac arrest.

The media has done such a terrific job of sowing a culture of hatred against former District Attorney Mike Nifong, Crystal Mangum, and those who are considered by the Powers-That-Be to be on the wrong end of the Duke Lacrosse case, that I would not be surprised if a sinister hand at the hospital was responsible for the death of Reginald Daye. And although this is a very real possibility, the Durham Police never treated Mr. Daye’s death as a possible homicide. Instead the prosecutor was quick to upgrade the charge against Crystal Mangum to include first degree murder… months before the medical examiner even determined a cause of death.

Anatomically there are reasons to doubt the April 14, 2011 Report of Autopsy Examination. According to both reports, the stab wound would have been in the left seventh intercostal space… here. It is very likely that a puncture could have easily penetrated the colon and/or stomach. The April 13, 2011 investigative report well documents that the colon at the splenic flexure was injured.

However, the April 14th report states that the fundus of the stomach had a sutured lesion. This is fundamentally impossible as the fundus of the stomach, which is the part most superiorly positioned, is no where near the colon. Both organs could not be penetrated with a single stab wound.

The April 14th autopsy report is also flawed when it suggests that the knife traveled in a downward direction after penetrating the skin. Notice the position of the diaphragm… and the lungs are sitting atop them. In order to pierce the diaphragm and the lung from the 7th intercostal space, a knife would have to proceed in an upward direction.

The left kidney is located along the back wall of the abdominal cavity, and would require a strenuous thrust up to the hilt of a paring knife to possibly reach the left kidney, and I do not believe it could be reached without first going through the spleen.
And it could not be reached if the blade followed a downward course as determined by the medical examiner.

It is not only the discrepancies between the two reports that makes me doubt the April 14th report’s accuracy, but issues involving human anatomy. The April 14, 2011 autopsy report is nothing more than fiction designed to garner Crystal Mangum a first degree murder charge. The medical examiner is not at fault in the fabrication of this false report. Fault lies with the state and the media, working in conjunction with the Carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants in carrying out their vendetta against Mike Nifong, Crystal Mangum, and those whom they consider to be on the wrong end of the Duke Lacrosse case.

In the pursuit of justice, serious problems with reports by the medical examiners in the autopsy of Reginald Daye demands that the first degree murder charge against Crystal Mangum be dropped.



90 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, Sid -- that fact that you were once a medical doctor is a disgraceful shame. I am truly appalled at the lengths you are willing to go to support CGM.

Anonymous said...

Real life isn't like Netter's illustrations Doc. You need to go back to anatomy class.

Anonymous said...

All we need now to complete this freak show is a post from kenhyderal. Come on ken, why don't you share with the group your views on the autopsy and the latest predicament in which your heroine, Crystal Gail Mangum, finds herself?

kenhyderal said...

There are other possible causes for Mr. Daye's April 6th emesis, oxygen desaturation and his subsequent pulsless electrical activity arrest followed by prolonged A.C.L.S. then, as a consequence of his April 3rd stab wound.

Anonymous said...

Right, Kenhyderal. And you're certainly more qualified than Dr. Nichols to identify those "possible causes".

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

kenhyderal said...

No, Dr. Nichols is the expert. Most likely, though, Attorney Shella will have his own expert witness for the defense to, possibly, give an alternative opinion. The terminal cause of death was euthanasia. The cause of brain death was cerebral anoxia. The cause of cerebral anoxia was circulatory collapse. The cause of circulatory collapse was cardiac arrest.The cause of cardiac arrest was cardiac arrhythmia The cause of cardiac arrythhmia was an oxygen desaturation associated with emesis. One could continue on and lead this back to his stab wounds or to his surgical wounds of April 3rd. This might also require the opinion of an expert in emergency trauma surgery as to whether the initial knife wounds were cause for his circulatory collapse of April 6

Anonymous said...

How was Crystal Mangum a victim in the lacrosse case.She falsely accused those boys of raping her but the fact is no white man would ever want to have sex with her .Even if a white man were drunk and overdosed on Viagra at the same time he still wouldn't touch that thing.

Anonymous said...

I guess he must have stabbed himself to death.Poor little Crystal couldn't do anything wrong.

Anonymous said...

ken, your analysis of the medical issues is extraordinary. Somewhat reminiscent of:


"The foot bone con-nected to the leg-bone,
The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
The back bone connected to the neck bone
The neck bone connected to the head bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord!"

Anonymous said...

As i said before, tthree trauma surgeon friends, one being highly experienced in forsenics, all said the autopsy report and accompanying incident documentation are NOT suspicious NOT problematic NOT inconsistent etc. Sid our primary care doctor and his infamous sources have given us his usual wingnut racist conspiracy theory analysis. Sid you are pathetic.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Real life isn't like Netter's illustrations Doc. You need to go back to anatomy class."


Ahh, yes. Frank, I believe, Netter was a supreme medical illustrator. I really admire his work.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"No, Sid -- that fact that you were once a medical doctor is a disgraceful shame. I am truly appalled at the lengths you are willing to go to support CGM."


The fact that I'm a retired physician has nothing to do with the facts in this case, except that it makes me better qualified to point out the flaws and inadequacies in the autopsy report.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"I guess he must have stabbed himself to death.Poor little Crystal couldn't do anything wrong."


Problem is is that Day didn't die from a stab wound.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"As i said before, tthree trauma surgeon friends, one being highly experienced in forsenics, all said the autopsy report and accompanying incident documentation are NOT suspicious NOT problematic NOT inconsistent etc. Sid our primary care doctor and his infamous sources have given us his usual wingnut racist conspiracy theory analysis. Sid you are pathetic."


Were your three trauma surgeon friends, after reviewing the autopsy report and investigation, able to give a reason for Daye entering into a coma or going into cardiac arrest or dying. A stab wound to the torso which only penetrates the splenic flexure of the colon, when treated within a reasonable time, should be a highly survivable injury.

Anonymous said...

Oh i get it. Now we have dr sid going all CSI on us and once again defaming the dead. Because daye's alcohol level was high when he was killed, he is bound to be an alcoholic. Of course one would certainly not want to use the same logic and assume Sister was an alcoholic drug addict because she was drunk on her butt and ripped on drugs in the lacrossee incident. Sid would go berserk if we lept to the conclusion that Sister was a prostitute because it was determined that she had at least five different male samples in and on her that night But sid can tell us all that daye was an alcoholic because his blood alclhol level was high when he was stabbed. Nice , Sid. Really nice.
Yep sid you are a class act. Now tell us how your sources think this all went down. I guess there was an evil white oppressor plot. Or maybe cooper got into duke hospital and whacked daye. Or maybe it was dave evans' mother who did it. Oh maybe daye just whacked himself.
Pathetic little man, sid.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Oh i get it. Now we have dr sid going all CSI on us and once again defaming the dead. Because daye's alcohol level was high when he was killed, he is bound to be an alcoholic. Of course one would certainly not want to use the same logic and assume Sister was an alcoholic drug addict because she was drunk on her butt and ripped on drugs in the lacrossee incident. Sid would go berserk if we lept to the conclusion that Sister was a prostitute because it was determined that she had at least five different male samples in and on her that night But sid can tell us all that daye was an alcoholic because his blood alclhol level was high when he was stabbed. Nice , Sid. Really nice.
Yep sid you are a class act. Now tell us how your sources think this all went down. I guess there was an evil white oppressor plot. Or maybe cooper got into duke hospital and whacked daye. Or maybe it was dave evans' mother who did it. Oh maybe daye just whacked himself.
Pathetic little man, sid."


This post is worth repeating.

Walt said...

Sid wrote: "Problem is is that Day didn't die from a stab wound." We have been over this time and time again, yet you still refuse to accept that under our law, a defendant will be held criminally responsible for second-degree murder if his act caused or directly contributed to the victim's death. State v. Jordan, 333 N.C. 431, 439, 426 S.E.2d 692, 697 (1993). To escape responsibility based on an intervening cause, the defendant must show that the intervening act was “the sole cause of death.” State v. Holsclaw, 42 N.C. App.696, 699, 257 S.E.2d 650, 652 (1979)(quoting State v. Sherrill, 28 N.C. App. 311, 313, 220 S.E.2d 822, 824 (1976)). The autopsy is correct in saying that Crystal killed the late Mr. Daye. Further, Sid overlooks the obvious. Daye's liver was not enlarged indicating that he was most likely not an alcoholic.

Walt-in-Durham

Walt said...

I do want to give credit where it is due. Sid points out the problem of downward trajectory of the knife and the wounds reported. Good catch Sid. This report does border on the magic knife theory. Much needs to be explained. For that reason, and all along, I have called this at worst a Second Degree Murder case.

However, I reject Sid's theory that somehow the media and the lacrosse families are involved. There is simply no evidence to support that contention. It is too much of a logical leap to make.

Finally, I want to repeat that all of Sid's conclusions are not supported by evidence, or even cogent argument. The exam report shows the liver was not enlarged. Thus, no indication that Mr. Daye was an alcoholic.

Walt-in-Durham

Anonymous said...

No enlarged liver with a blood alcohol content of 296, based on Sid's flog Daye would be: "Stuporous, able to be aroused only briefly by strong physical stimulus" So, it looks like Magnum stabbed an unconsious Daye who then raised his arm in defense and took a few stab wounds to the arm. Premeditated first degree murder sounds just about right.

Anonymous said...

Sidney, Motormouth here.

Are you going to testify for Crystal as an expert witness.

If so, I would dearly love to see how Crystal's lawyer would establish your credentials, or how the prosecution would establish the lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

Once again we have Sid just making wild, completely unsupported statements as though they are facts....with zero, ZERO evidence. When all else fails, he manufactures his infamous "sources" as his evidence. Put up or shut up, Sid. Give us something other than bullxxxx

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Oh i get it. Now we have dr sid going all CSI on us and once again defaming the dead. Because daye's alcohol level was high when he was killed, he is bound to be an alcoholic. Of course one would certainly not want to use the same logic and assume Sister was an alcoholic drug addict because she was drunk on her butt and ripped on drugs in the lacrossee incident. Sid would go berserk if we lept to the conclusion that Sister was a prostitute because it was determined that she had at least five different male samples in and on her that night But sid can tell us all that daye was an alcoholic because his blood alclhol level was high when he was stabbed. Nice , Sid. Really nice.
Yep sid you are a class act. Now tell us how your sources think this all went down. I guess there was an evil white oppressor plot. Or maybe cooper got into duke hospital and whacked daye. Or maybe it was dave evans' mother who did it. Oh maybe daye just whacked himself.
Pathetic little man, sid."


I had heard from my sources that Reginald Daye was an alcoholic long before I found out what the blood alcohol level was.

It is my understanding that the stabbing incident was in self-defense. Had Crystal wanted to kill Daye, I'm sure she would have used a larger knife than a paring knife, and stabbed him multiple times.

Thereby go ye enlightened.

Anonymous said...

Where's the definitive evidence that it was a paring knife? A swift stab with a standard 6" kitchen knife from a right-handed person in a side-armed fashion striking a subject at an anterior oblique-slightly downward angle entering at the left 7th intercostal space could easily do the damage described in the autopsy report. Especially if the victim is twisting his body to avoid the blow-the injured organs would line up just as described.
RL, M.D.

Anonymous said...

"I had heard from my sources that Reginald Daye was an alcoholic long before I found out what the blood alcohol level was."

How does your "alcoholic" diagnosis square with the autopsy report that states (in regards to Daye's liver):
"The capsule is intact and the angles are sharp. On section, the red brown surfaces are unremakable with out evidence of cirrhosis or neoplasia"

In your experience, Sid, are you aware of ANY true alcoholics who, upon autopsy, showed no evidence of cirrhosis?

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the "sources" again. You have to hand it to Sid, folks, at least he is consistent.

Walt said...

Sid, you should know better, "I had heard from my sources that Reginald Daye was an alcoholic long before I found out what the blood alcohol level was."

An appeal to an unknown source is not persuasive. It is propagandan and not very good propaganda. Further, it is inconsistent with the reported findings.

Walt-in-Durham

Walt said...

"Especially if the victim is twisting his body to avoid the blow-the injured organs would line up just as described."

Now this adds a piece of information not previously disclosed. It goes a long way toward debunking the majic knife theory. Thanks for the input, most valuable.

Walt-in-Durham

Anonymous said...

Sidney, don't just talk the talk.

Testify for Crystal as an expert witness and convince the Jury of your expertise - that is if you really have any expertise to convince them of.

Nifong Supporter said...


Walt said...
"'Especially if the victim is twisting his body to avoid the blow-the injured organs would line up just as described.'

Now this adds a piece of information not previously disclosed. It goes a long way toward debunking the majic knife theory. Thanks for the input, most valuable.

Walt-in-Durham"


Anyway you try to look at it, the fundus of the stomach is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon, an no matter how Daye may have contorted his body, there is no way that a single stab wound could have inflicted both injuries. The bottom line is that there was no injury to the stomach, spleen, left lung, left kidney, or diaphragm... only the splenic flexure of the colon. The report of April 13, 2011 is the most accurate and reliable. The April 14th report is fiction plain and simple... a fabrication to make the stab wound seem more severe than it was. How else do you explain the discrepancies between the two?

Furthermore, my sources told me a paring knife was used to stab Daye. To my knowledge the media has only stated that a kitchen knife was used. Very vague and not at all specific.

Finally, a diagnosis of alcoholism cannot be made by gross examination of the liver alone. The fact that Daye was standing and functioning with such a high blood alcohol atests to the fact that he had a high tolerance for the substance, which reinforces the conclusion that he was an alcoholic.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sidney, don't just talk the talk.

Testify for Crystal as an expert witness and convince the Jury of your expertise - that is if you really have any expertise to convince them of."


First of all, I think you're getting ahead of yourself. If there is any justice at all in North Carolina, the first degree murder charge against Crystal Mangum will be dropped. That is what I expect to happen, in which case my testifying as an expert witness would be moot.

Anonymous said...

Sidney said, "...the fundus of the stomach is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gray1223.png

Sidney, the illustration at this url shows proximity of the splenic flexure to the fundus.

I say, thank the Almighty that you never tried your hand at surgery.

Now we know the real reason you are reluctant to testify as anexpert witness.

Anonymous said...

What Sid is trying to say is that the upper portion of the stomach, the fundus, is too far away from the splenic flexure for 1 blow to have caused the injuries. What Sid fails to remember or does not realize is that the proximity of the 2 anatomical structures "in situ" can be quite close. Life doesn't happen on an operating table, but rather standing and moving. In my work I evaluate standing, contrast enhanced GI related x-rays all the time and frequently the fundus can be visualized as little as 1-2 inches above the spenic flexure. I have to agree with Sid that a gross examination of the liver is not entirely sufficient to judge long term drinking habits, but it is a good start. I am going to review the available documents more over the weekend. Just chiming in on the mistakes in gross anatomy analysis by Dr. Harr.
RL, M.D.

Anonymous said...

"Just chiming in on the mistakes in gross anatomy analysis by Dr. Harr."

I would call them the gross mistakes in anatomy on the part of Mr. Harr.

Former Surgeon

Walt said...

Sid, you keep digging the hole deeper. "Furthermore, my sources told me a paring knife was used to stab Daye." Appeal to unknown authority, not persuasive or even informative. Propaganda. Try again.

"Finally, a diagnosis of alcoholism cannot be made by gross examination of the liver alone." But, it is a very strong indication that he was not an alcoholic.

The good MD above makes a point about motion that is quite worthy.

Lastly, you have not addressed the legal issues.

Walt-in-Durham

Anonymous said...

Sid's "sources" also told him that Daye was up and about on the Friday before he died, making plans for his release. The autopsy indicates Daye was in a coma three days earlier.

Unless Sid is going to claim that the autopsy is fraudulent on this point, Sid's "sources" fed him false information, which Sid repeated as fact. Sid ignores this glaring discrepancy.

Sid, if your "sources" are so wrong on a major point, why should we believe them on anything else?

Your anonymous "sources" have no credibility.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sidney said, '...the fundus of the stomach is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon...'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gray1223.png

Sidney, the illustration at this url shows proximity of the splenic flexure to the fundus.

I say, thank the Almighty that you never tried your hand at surgery.

Now we know the real reason you are reluctant to testify as anexpert witness."


I looked at the reference you gave, and it barely shows the body of the stomach in contact with the colon. From the illustration in the referenced site, the fundus, near where the esophagus joins the stomach, is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon. Your referenced site only reinforces my position that it is extremely unlikely, if not impossible for the fundus of the stomach to be penetrated by a single stab wound that also penetrates the splenic flexure of the colon.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"What Sid is trying to say is that the upper portion of the stomach, the fundus, is too far away from the splenic flexure for 1 blow to have caused the injuries. What Sid fails to remember or does not realize is that the proximity of the 2 anatomical structures 'in situ' can be quite close. Life doesn't happen on an operating table, but rather standing and moving. In my work I evaluate standing, contrast enhanced GI related x-rays all the time and frequently the fundus can be visualized as little as 1-2 inches above the spenic flexure. I have to agree with Sid that a gross examination of the liver is not entirely sufficient to judge long term drinking habits, but it is a good start. I am going to review the available documents more over the weekend. Just chiming in on the mistakes in gross anatomy analysis by Dr. Harr.
RL, M.D."


Thank you very much for your input. It is very much appreciated, and I do agree that in a breathing living human being, the relationships of organs are not as they are as depicted in the anatomy books. However, it is still my belief and opinion that the body of the stomach, rather than the fundus would be closer in contact with the splenic flexure of the colon... That is not to say that I dismiss your comments outright.

However, the most important issue has to do with the Autopsy report itself. Would you please join in the really relevant issue of the adequacy, or lack thereof, of the autopsy report. Do you believe from the documents presented that they support the conclusion that death was due to complications of a stab wound? Don't you believe that the complications should be listed?

Thank you again for your valuable insight. I look forward to your comments about the Autopsy report itself.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"'Just chiming in on the mistakes in gross anatomy analysis by Dr. Harr.'

I would call them the gross mistakes in anatomy on the part of Mr. Harr.

Former Surgeon"


I have been retired for a decade, now, and I answer to Mr. Harr. However, as you are a former surgeon, I would be very interested in your thoughts about the adequacies, or lack thereof, of the Autopsy Report. That would present you with the opportunity to really enlighten the viewers and readers of this site.

I look forward to your reply.

Anonymous said...

"I looked at the reference you gave, and it barely shows the body of the stomach in contact with the colon."

Only to someone who does not know clinical anatomy. Or to someone who believes Crystal Mangum was victimized on the night of 13-14 March 2006.

Anonymous said...

"Having done autopsies myself, I say the autopsy showed someone inflicted a fatal wound on Mr. Daye. Mr. Daye and and his nephew both told the police that Crystal Mangum had stabbed him.

Anonymous said...

"Your referenced site only reinforces my position that it is extremely unlikely, if not impossible for the fundus of the stomach to be penetrated by a single stab wound that also penetrates the splenic flexure of the colon."

It only reinforces that you know nothing about clinical anatomic relationships.

Anonymous said...

"However, it is still my belief and opinion that the body of the stomach, rather than the fundus would be closer in contact with the splenic flexure of the colon... "

If you were to have given that answer to an examiner of the American Board of Surgery you would have flunked.

Anonymous said...

"Do you believe from the documents presented that they support the conclusion that death was due to complications of a stab wound?"

Would the complications have happened had he not been stabbed?

Anonymous said...

"From the illustration in the referenced site, the fundus, near where the esophagus joins the stomach, is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon."

Sidney, where the esophagus joins the stomach is the esophageo-gastric junction, not the fundus.

Anonymous said...

Sidney, name your sources.

Anonymous said...

Sid -- It would seem your medical skills are on par with your legal and journalistic skills.

How unfortunate for you.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Having done autopsies myself, I say the autopsy showed someone inflicted a fatal wound on Mr. Daye. Mr. Daye and and his nephew both told the police that Crystal Mangum had stabbed him."


That Crystal Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye is not in dispute. What is in dispute is the reason he died. The Investigative report of April 13, 2011 stated that Mr. Daye received one stab wound with an injury to the splenic flexure of the colon... Period. That is the only injury described by CT scan and the only operative procedures were related to the colon injury. The reports did not explain why Mr. Daye went into cardiac arrest or how he became brain dead. My sources say the cause was related to a misplaced endotracheal tube... which makes more sense for Mr. Daye having irreversible brain damage than a single stab wound to the torso by a paring knife.

Also, since you've allegedly done autopsies in the past, would you classify the diaphragm as an organ, like the mainstream media, or as a large muscle?

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"'Do you believe from the documents presented that they support the conclusion that death was due to complications of a stab wound?'

Would the complications have happened had he not been stabbed?"


Like the medical examiners in both reports, you have failed to state what complications were caused by the stab wound. That should be a very fundamental response but no one can explain what the complications of the stab wound were. So, how can a stab wound be responsible for Mr. Daye's death? It can't.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sidney, name your sources."


Why should I? ABC-11 used a police arrest warrant as its source for claiming that Reginald Daye was stabbed seven times in the torso... Yet we know that that is false as the autopsy report showed but a single stab wound to the torso.

You should be asking to see that warrant that stated Mr. Daye received multiple stab wounds.

Walt said...

Sid wrote: "My sources say the cause was related to a misplaced endotracheal tube... which makes more sense for Mr. Daye having irreversible brain damage than a single stab wound to the torso by a paring knife."

This is becoming a troubling pattern Sid. You ignore the law when it does not suit you. Until you explain why State v. Jordan, 333 N.C. 431, 439, 426 S.E.2d 692, 697 (1993). State v. Holsclaw, 42 N.C. App.696, 699, 257 S.E.2d 650, 652 (1979)and State v. Sherrill, 28 N.C. App. 311, 313, 220 S.E.2d 822, 824 (1976) don't apply, you and Crystal are stuck with murder.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"'From the illustration in the referenced site, the fundus, near where the esophagus joins the stomach, is no where near the splenic flexure of the colon.'

Sidney, where the esophagus joins the stomach is the esophageo-gastric junction, not the fundus."


Quit obfuscating. I stated that the fundus is near to where the esophagus joins the stomach. The fundus being the most superiorly situated part of the stomach in general.

Thereby, go ye enlightened.

Anonymous said...

"That Crystal Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye is not in dispute. What is in dispute is the reason he died."

Only for morons like you and the other "Justice for Crystal" crowd.

Anonymous said...

Once again, the amazing sources.....ah, the sources! if all else fails, Sid resorts to rolling out his mysterious vaporous know-all, see-all sources. Watch out, folks, they are everywhere! Yet it seems the sources are getting their DXXXX caught in the drawer lately. Walking around, planning to leave the hospital....versus....in a coma. A drunken bum alcoholic ....versus....a healthy liver. Sister, the hard working single Mom putting herself through college....versus.....clear evidence of trick turning or, at the very least, some pretty intimate contact with at least five guys within the 24 hours before the lacrosse party. A nice wholesome young lady....versus....her photo on the escort site and her pole dance routine photos. And so on, and so on. If I were you, pal, I would be looking for some new sources.
Sister could have been the Virgin Mary or Charlotte the Harlot, the Cowpuncher's Whore......either way, she lied. Daye was either sleeping walking in a coma or the sources lied. Daye had been drinking the night he was killed or he beat the odds and was a staggering drunk with a healthy liver.
Come on, Sid, which is it? You manufacturing your sources and getting caught when the evidence proves you made it up? or, your sources feeding you nonsense?

Walt said...

Anonymous said...
"Sidney, name your sources."
Sid, this is another example of your and Nifong's two wrongs make it right theory.

"Why should I? [name a source] ABC-11 used a police arrest warrant as its source for claiming that Reginald Daye was stabbed seven times in the torso... Yet we know that that is false as the autopsy report showed but a single stab wound to the torso."

This is a recurring theme in the Sid/Nifong upside down world of alternate reality. One wrong justifies another and another and another, ad infinitim.

Yet in reality, ABC11 used a public source for its reporting. That source is now contradicted by the autopsy, which ABC11 also reported. That is how news reporting should be done. It shows the evolution of the factual picture of the case. The warrant was based on the very inexact observations of someone at the scene. Inexact in that the on scene observer did not have the benefit of an autopsy table to remove any blood, and count the stab wounds. The M.E. had those benefits. Thus, ABC11 made two reports, both sourced. The latter added information not available in the former.

Sid, though, uses a very crude and unpersausive form of propaganda, the unknown and unchallengable source. That is and remains unpersuasive.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...


Walt said...
Anonymous said...
"Sidney, name your sources."
Sid, this is another example of your and Nifong's two wrongs make it right theory.

"Why should I? [name a source] ABC-11 used a police arrest warrant as its source for claiming that Reginald Daye was stabbed seven times in the torso... Yet we know that that is false as the autopsy report showed but a single stab wound to the torso."

This is a recurring theme in the Sid/Nifong upside down world of alternate reality. One wrong justifies another and another and another, ad infinitim.

Yet in reality, ABC11 used a public source for its reporting. That source is now contradicted by the autopsy, which ABC11 also reported. That is how news reporting should be done. It shows the evolution of the factual picture of the case. The warrant was based on the very inexact observations of someone at the scene. Inexact in that the on scene observer did not have the benefit of an autopsy table to remove any blood, and count the stab wounds. The M.E. had those benefits. Thus, ABC11 made two reports, both sourced. The latter added information not available in the former.

Sid, though, uses a very crude and unpersausive form of propaganda, the unknown and unchallengable source. That is and remains unpersuasive.

Walt-in-Durham


What you should be addressing is why has the media failed to provide any information about Reginald Daye's death. Why did they cover up the fact that his blood alcohol level was extremely high? Why did the media not bother to mention that Daye was in a coma for a week? What procedures or activities led to Reginald Daye becoming brain dead and going into cardiac arrest? Why did the media not investigate the discrepancies in the two reports, as I did? At least I tried to address these important issues with information that was given to me from individuals with access to it in Durham.

Instead of trying to figure out the identity of my sources, you should be questioning the media and demanding that they do an objective and unbiased investigation into Daye's death. I have tried to get information from the media, but seeing as how they are in collusion with the Carpetbagger Jihadists and the state, no statements from the media-types have been forthcoming.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"'How did a stab wound in the torso lead to cardiac arrest?'

Really Sid? I honestly mean it this time -- really? You WERE a freakin' medical doctor and you don't know that The most common causes of cardiac death (not related to cardiac disease) are: trauma, non-trauma related bleeding (such as gastrointestinal bleeding, aortic rupture, and intracranial hemorrhage), overdose, drowning and pulmonary embolism.

a 2 minute google search will give you this information.

You're an embarrassment to the medical profession.

August 18, 2011 12:15 PM"


The autopsy reports should have answered the question as to how the stab wound to the torso caused Reginald Daye's death... but they don't, and that is my point. There is no mention of Daye's death being due to an irreversible coma... We can assume that Daye did not die due to a hemorrhagic event or due to septic shock from an excessive infection. What actually caused Daye's death? The autopsy reports fail to explain and the media fails to ask questions. Cover-up!

My sources give me the most likely scenario, which is as follows:

For some unknown and unexplained reason, Reginald Daye was intubated with the endotracheal tube being placed in the pharynx instead of the airway. As a result, hypoxia ensued which led to the irreversible brain damage... and eventually to the cardiac arrest. During CPR it was noted that the tube was misplaced, and it was properly re-inserted. Irreversible brain death led to Daye being taken off life support, and resulted in his death. In other words, Daye's death was most likely the result of medical malpractice and not the stab wound.

Thereby, go ye enlightened.

Anonymous said...

"My sources give me the most likely scenario"

No Sid, you're just making this shit up.

Sad, really.

Name a source (other than the so-called "justice for Crystal" gang).

Anonymous said...

Sid " We can assume..."

And we all know what happens when one "assumes".

Moron.

Anonymous said...

oh, Pleeeeeeze, sid. you can do better. Let'see....an evil white superklanner, wearin a bed sheet and swingin' a Bud bottle, lurched into Daye's room and offed the poor man. then, she/she/it ran down the Duke hospital corridor yelling, "white power, and fled in his truck!! What pure manure.
You are a piece of work, bro.

Walt said...

"For some unknown and unexplained reason, Reginald Daye was intubated with the endotracheal tube being placed in the pharynx instead of the airway. As a result, hypoxia ensued which led to the irreversible brain damage... and eventually to the cardiac arrest. During CPR it was noted that the tube was misplaced, and it was properly re-inserted. Irreversible brain death led to Daye being taken off life support, and resulted in his death. In other words, Daye's death was most likely the result of medical malpractice and not the stab wound.

Thereby, go ye enlightened."


Again Sid, you have failed to enlighten. As you know, medical malpractice is not an intervening cause that obviates a homicide. State v. Jordan, 333 N.C. 431, 439, 426 S.E.2d 692, 697 (1993). State v. Holsclaw, 42 N.C. App.696, 699, 257 S.E.2d 650, 652 (1979)and State v. Sherrill, 28 N.C. App. 311, 313, 220 S.E.2d 822, 824 (1976)

Walt-in-Durham

Walt said...

There you go Sid, trying to change the subject. "Instead of trying to figure out the identity of my sources, you should be questioning the media and demanding that they do an objective and unbiased investigation into Daye's death."

I have read the autopsy report. It is at odds with what you are claiming. You use the unpersuasive propaganda device of resorting to unknown sources. That doesn't work. We have the autopsy. If you think you can debunk it with contrary facts, you've got to bring them forward. Until you do, your claims are wild speculation and unpersuasive.

Walt-in-Durham

Nifong Supporter said...


Walt said...
"There you go Sid, trying to change the subject. 'Instead of trying to figure out the identity of my sources, you should be questioning the media and demanding that they do an objective and unbiased investigation into Daye's death.'

I have read the autopsy report. It is at odds with what you are claiming. You use the unpersuasive propaganda device of resorting to unknown sources. That doesn't work. We have the autopsy. If you think you can debunk it with contrary facts, you've got to bring them forward. Until you do, your claims are wild speculation and unpersuasive.

Walt-in-Durham"


Walt, it is obvious that the Investigative report of April 13th differs drastically from the April 14th Autopsy report. There is no doubt in my mind that the Investigative report of the 13th is accurate and more reliable of the two. The April 14th report is fabrication to mislead the public into believing that damage done by the single stab wound was more extensive and serious than it actually was. This is a fraud. Where, for example, on the 13th report is there any mention of a lesion to the fundus of the stomach, the diaphragm, or the left lower lung? No mention of any "defensive" stab wounds to the left forearm either.

I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

Sid, the two reports serve two different purposes, not intended nor expected to be identical. Have you not had ANY forensic background, training or experience at all? Your ignorance of procedure in forensics is astounding and embarrassing, for you.

Anonymous said...

Here's Sid on April 16th (keep in mind this is what Sid himself states "This is what I have been told, and what I believe to be true."):

"Mr. Daye underwent surgery for his wounds and that his recovery was unremarkable. That by Friday, April 8, 2011, he was awake, strolling around, talking, and making plans for his release." (from his post Media spin shields public from facts about Daye’s death

Now we have Sid stating " on the evening August 6, 2011, Reginald Daye was in a deep coma, and remained in a coma for a week.."

It would seem to me, Sid, that your "sources" are not as reliable as you think they are.

Anonymous said...

pseudo-intellectual claptrap masquerading as analytic, superior, insightful commentary.....in other words, Sid, the Swami of Sources.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Here's Sid on April 16th (keep in mind this is what Sid himself states "This is what I have been told, and what I believe to be true."):

"Mr. Daye underwent surgery for his wounds and that his recovery was unremarkable. That by Friday, April 8, 2011, he was awake, strolling around, talking, and making plans for his release." (from his post Media spin shields public from facts about Daye’s death

Now we have Sid stating " on the evening August 6, 2011, Reginald Daye was in a deep coma, and remained in a coma for a week.."

It would seem to me, Sid, that your "sources" are not as reliable as you think they are.




I do not know when Daye slipped into a coma, but I will assume that the April 6th date is correct. What is amazing is that Daye was in a coma for more than a week and the media never reported on it. The media has been very hush-hush when it comes to the Daye autopsy and events surrounding Daye's death.

At least I try to inform the public with the best information that is available to me at the time. Do my sources sometimes get it wrong...? I'm sure they do. But so does the media, like ABC-11 which reported that Daye was stabbed seven times.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sid, the two reports serve two different purposes, not intended nor expected to be identical. Have you not had ANY forensic background, training or experience at all? Your ignorance of procedure in forensics is astounding and embarrassing, for you."


The ridiculousness of this comment speaks for itself. The physical findings in both of the reports should be the same. Period.

Thereby go ye enlightened.

Anonymous said...

nope, no so, Rarely are. you are incorrect.

Anonymous said...

WRAL, the N&O and HeraldSUN ALL had stories on Day'e condition, including the mention that he had been taken off life support after slipping into a coma. If you had any knowledge of HIPPA and PHI, you would understand that the hospital, by itself, is absolutely barred from giving out condition change information such as Daye going into a coma. The FAMILY told the media, Sid. That's also documented. And it was reported by the media. You grouse when the media mention Sister, you grouse when they don't, you make defamatory statements about a dead man and then are too arrogant to admit you are wrong. You defend the sorriest excuse for an attorney in the history of NC, and you manufacture your sources as a basis for your racist, utterly nonsensical claims. You and Nifong related, by any chance? Sure seems like you share the same character genes.

Anonymous said...

Sid -- By admitting that you now believe the April 6 date to be true, are you admitting that you no longer hold your belief "That by Friday, April 8, 2011, he was awake, strolling around, talking, and making plans for his release."?

If so, would you consider the source of this "walking around" information to now be suspect?

How much of your other information has come from this same source?

One other thing I'll note -- The autopsy states "In addition to the above, multiple minor scabbed over lesions and minor contusions which may represent defensive injuries are found.."

Although defined as minor, I can see how someone could interpret these as stab wounds.

Anonymous said...

"The ridiculousness of this comment speaks for itself. The physical findings in both of the reports should be the same. Period."

When have you ever completed either an autopsy or investigative report?

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Sid -- By admitting that you now believe the April 6 date to be true, are you admitting that you no longer hold your belief "That by Friday, April 8, 2011, he was awake, strolling around, talking, and making plans for his release."?

If so, would you consider the source of this "walking around" information to now be suspect?

How much of your other information has come from this same source?

One other thing I'll note -- The autopsy states "In addition to the above, multiple minor scabbed over lesions and minor contusions which may represent defensive injuries are found.."

Although defined as minor, I can see how someone could interpret these as stab wounds.


First, regarding the so-called lesions to the left forearm, there was no mention of them in the media prior to April 14th, and no mention of such lesions in the April 13th report, which I believe to be the more accurate and reliable.

As far as the date on which Daye went into a coma, I am not sure. I don't rule out the possibility that it could have been as late as Saturday. The reason for moving the date closer to the date of surgery could be to make the comatose event seem more closely related to the stab wound or surgery.

At least my sources informed me about the comatose episode, wherein the mainstream media kept it hidden until after Daye died.

Anonymous said...

Sid -- I'll simply note here that you did NOT answer any of the questions posed to you. So let's try this again:

would you consider the source of this "walking around" information to now be suspect?

How much of your other information has come from this same source?

Anonymous said...

Poor Sid,.....caught with his, uh, er, sources in an obvious and apparent lie. What I love about this hilarious nonsensical and completely phony "blog" is that it just gets better and better.....thanks to the antics of the players. Sid loves conspiracy, doesn't he...I mean, he LOVES it. Who needs his fiction when Sister's behavior provides us all the real life crime drama that J. Patterson would be drooling over. Let's see....explain it one way.....oops the evidence contradicts the fantasy....sooooo, take a little side step....and 'splain it another way.
You're a riot, Sid. A boring sad racist little man. But, nonetheless, funny as hell.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Sid -- I'll simply note here that you did NOT answer any of the questions posed to you. So let's try this again:

would you consider the source of this "walking around" information to now be suspect?

How much of your other information has come from this same source?




I do not know whether Daye went into a coma on Wednesday or Saturday. The fact is that he did go into a coma and the media has been reluctant to give details about it. I have no reason to doubt that a paring knife, which can be considered a kitchen knife, was used by Mangum... and I have no reason to doubt that Daye was intubated prior to his going into a coma... something about which the media has avoided.

If the media reported fairly and objectively, then I would rely on its accounts... but instead the media chooses to remain silent when the news is not considered by it to be favorable to its position.

Anonymous said...

Sid,

If the media is so intent on "misleading the public" as you allege, why is their coverage so infrequent and sporadic? They appear to view it as a minor story and devote no resources to any independent investigation. Instead they rely on their sources in the DPD and the DA's office for information. That is the way that crime stories are normally covered.

Few people care about this story as much as you do.

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Sidney? said...

Sidney: "At least my sources informed me about the comatose episode, wherein the mainstream media kept it hidden until after Daye died."

No Sidney, your alleged sources chose to violate HIPAA.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news:

"Besides Bono and Kressley, the new cast of Dance with the Stars includes basketball star Ron Artest; World Cup soccer player Hope Solo; reality stars Robert Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari; TV personalities NANCY GRACE and Ricki Lake; singer-actress Chynna Phillips; actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez; and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, who may be better known in the United States for being George Clooney's ex-girlfriend."

The show should be as entertaining as Sid's blog.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sid,

If the media is so intent on 'misleading the public' as you allege, why is their coverage so infrequent and sporadic? They appear to view it as a minor story and devote no resources to any independent investigation. Instead they rely on their sources in the DPD and the DA's office for information. That is the way that crime stories are normally covered.

Few people care about this story as much as you do."


There is so little written about the story because the media knows that the death of Daye was not related to the stab wound, that the autopsy report was bogus... failing to explain how the stab wound resulted in Daye's death. It's reporting was biased in not questioning the discrepancies in the number of organs damaged as related in the two reports. The media never questioned the coma... what led to it? The media doesn't want to bring attention to the problems with bringing a murder case against Mangum, so that is why it is being mum. If there was any indication that she truly did cause Daye's death, you can bet that the media would be blasting it in the public's face 24/7.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
Breaking news:

"Besides Bono and Kressley, the new cast of Dance with the Stars includes basketball star Ron Artest; World Cup soccer player Hope Solo; reality stars Robert Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari; TV personalities NANCY GRACE and Ricki Lake; singer-actress Chynna Phillips; actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez; and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, who may be better known in the United States for being George Clooney's ex-girlfriend."

The show should be as entertaining as Sid's blog.


I never watched the show, but I'll take it as a compliment.

Anonymous said...

It's worthless mindless exploitive trash. Same as this silliness you write,Sid.

Anonymous said...

Sid,

Any comment on the N&O's series describing the ethical transgressions of Tracey Cline? The Durham DA is in the news again.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Grace on Dancing with the Stars.Remember her disgraceful coverage of the lacrosse case in the beginning until she realized Crystal was a lying prostitute? Then she never talked about the case again and no mention of the murder charges.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sid,

Any comment on the N&O's series describing the ethical transgressions of Tracey Cline? The Durham DA is in the news again."


I read the three part series. Barry Saunders should have been given the assignment because he is really good, sarcastic, and humorous when it comes to doing hatchet jobs.

I thought the series by Curliss was mostly fluff, not worthy of a couple of paragraphs, much less a three part series. It was nit-picking and trifeness at its best. A lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

It is obvious why the media is going after Tracey Cline... because she has a decent relationship with Mike Nifong and treats him with civility and respect. It has nothing to do with depriving African American drug dealers of their rights.

Keep in mind that I am not a fan of Ms. Cline because of the prosecutions that have taken place against Crystal Mangum. But I think that the media, especially the News&Observer has been going after her because she's friends with Mike Nifong and doesn't treat him like a pariah.

If Curliss wants to really prove himself, he should investigate the Reginald Daye autopsy reports. I sent him a link to the flog two days ago, and so far I have not heard from him.

Currently I am working on another flog which should be ready in a couple of days, hopefully.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Nancy Grace on Dancing with the Stars.Remember her disgraceful coverage of the lacrosse case in the beginning until she realized Crystal was a lying prostitute? Then she never talked about the case again and no mention of the murder charges."


I don't have cable television, so I never saw Nancy Grace's show. She may have stopped talking about the Duke Lacrosse case because of possible changing perceptions about it about it, or possibly because the head honchos at the station where she worked encouraged her to do so. It is obvious that MSNBC, for example, is extremely anti-Nifong. Their senior legal analyst Susan Filan wrote an extremely libelous article about Mike Nifong, and the bigwigs at the network refuse to discuss it.

The reason the media doesn't discuss the Reginald Daye autopsy is because it is aware that it is a bogus document (the April 14th report).

Thereby go ye enlightened.

Anonymous said...

Nifong....thought he was the bottom of the ethics barrel. Wrong! Tracey....beneath the bottom of the barrel. True pond scum. Nitpicking, you say? wow, Sid, you should know, right?
Who gives a tinker's damn about nancy grace and what she said, says, or how sh dances.
by the way, still no word from the famous 88, Jackie, Wahneeeema or Victoria on how they are all supporting Sister these days? My My My, how time does fly....

Anonymous said...

Sidney Said:

"I don't have cable television, so I never saw Nancy Grace's show."

Yet at one point in his blog Sidney cited Ms. DisGrace as a genuine, competent legal authority. Her legal career as a prosecutor had similarities to that of African American Tracey Cline whom Sidney never cites as an unethical prosecutor.

Nifong Supporter said...


Anonymous said...
"Sidney Said:

'I don't have cable television, so I never saw Nancy Grace's show.'

Yet at one point in his blog Sidney cited Ms. DisGrace as a genuine, competent legal authority. Her legal career as a prosecutor had similarities to that of African American Tracey Cline whom Sidney never cites as an unethical prosecutor."


Tracey Cline is one of many victims of the media run amok. She is being criticized by the News & Observer because of her friendship and respectful treatment of Mike Nifong.

The media's actions against Ms. Cline are touched upon in my latest blog... which will be posted in a few minutes.

My next flog will be posted in a matter of days.

Anonymous said...

Amazing to me how sidney will throw the VICTIMS of Ms. Cline's misconduct and unethical shenanigans under the bus because he simply cannot bear (a)the thought that this African American woman, elected by the Durham community is an amoral disgrace, and because he wants to continue the sad tale of poor bathrobe boy and his second leutinant, Cline. Wow, Sid, you really are a lizard....able to change colors, at will, to blend in with just about any background.

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