msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 4/14/2011 5:58:32 AM ET 2011-04-14T09:58:32

A man who police say was stabbed by a woman who falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape has died, and the woman could face murder charges in the death.

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez Jr. told The Herald-Sun of Durham Wednesday that 46-year-old Reginald Daye was dead.

According to WRAL-TV and the newspaper, Daye had been taken to Duke University Hospital after being stabbed with a kitchen knife on April 3.

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Crystal Mangum was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and has been jailed since the stabbing.

"More than likely, we will be upgrading the charge to murder," Lopez told the Herald-Sun.

It was not immediately clear where or how Daye died.

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Durham police didn't immediately return messages from The Associated Press.

Jail officials said they didn't know if the 32-year-old Mangum had an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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