MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to the former Middle Tennessee State University student accused of killing her roommate, basketball star Tina Stewart.
According to a report in the Daily News Journal, it is unclear whether defendant Shanterrica Madden will accept the deal.
According to police, Madden, 18, stabbed Stewart repeatedly during an argument at their off-campus apartment in early March.
A grand jury indictment issued last month charges Madden with one count first degree murder and one count tampering with evidence for the slaying.
Prosecutors allege that Madden acted with premeditation in the killing, while Madden and her attorney have maintained the stabbing was in self defense.
Assistant District Attorney Paul Newman could not divulge details of the deal but did confirm a deal had been offered, according to the DNJ.com report.
A plea date is scheduled for August 23. A trial could begin next January if a plea isn't reached.