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If you were wondering if the Duke lacrosse case could possibly be anymore disturbing than it already is, the answer is a depressing, horrifying "yes."

From The Smoking Gun today:

Shortly after an exotic dancer claimed she was raped at a Duke University lacrosse team party, a member of the squad sent an e-mail announcing that the following night he planned "to have some strippers over" and would be "killing the bitches" as soon as they walked into his dorm room.

The actual email, which can be found here, was sent within an hour of the woman who accused team members of rape left the house.

This, of course, is no evidence of a crime, and these are still all just allegations without any proof, confessions or direct implications of anyone individually. (The player who sent the email is not one of the three players the woman accused of raping her.) But regardless of anything directly case-related: Good Lord.

Duke Rape Case E-mail Shocker [The Smoking Gun]