MTSU student accused of murder appears in court - WKRN News 2

MTSU student accused of murder appears in court

Shanterrica Madden, 18 Shanterrica Madden, 18
Tina Stewart, 21 Tina Stewart, 21

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Middle Tennessee State University student accused of first degree murder appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon.

Shanterrica Madden is accused in the murder of her roommate and MTSU basketball player, Tina Stewart.

Stewart, 21, was found stabbed to death earlier this month in her off campus apartment in Murfreesboro.

Madden's lawyer, Joe Brandon Jr. has claimed his client acted in self-defense.

Brandon filed a motion this week for a court order.

The attorney wants to use cell phone records, the victim's computer and both women's Twitter accounts to preserve evidence in the case.

"Yesterday we got a subpoena  issued and the court signed it to Twitter. There are some issues with the respect to getting Twitter served.  And like I said in the motion,  evidence exists but nebulous is being able to obtain,"Brandon said.

He continued, "So all I'm trying to do is make sure the evidence is preserved. Nothing more, we just want to go the extra mile,"

Madden remains out of jail on bond.

Previous Stories:

  • March 11, 2011: Student accused of killing roommate out of jail
  • March 11, 2011: Parents of MTSU murder suspect speak out
  • March 9, 2011: Twitter may play role in MTSU basketball player's death
  • March 7, 2011: MTSU Lady Raiders return home after loss
  • March 6, 2011: MTSU loses in return to court after player death
  • March 6, 2011: Funeral scheduled for slain MTSU basketball player
  • March 4, 2011: Police work to determine what led to basketball player's death
  • March 3, 2011: Hundreds gather at vigil for slain MTSU basketball player
  • March 2, 2011: MTSU basketball player stabbed to death, roommate charged
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