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Detective: Former MTSU student was 'nonchalant' about stabbing

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Shanterrica Madden is charged with fatally stabbing MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart in 2011. Shanterrica Madden is charged with fatally stabbing MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart in 2011.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

Testimony continued Thursday in the murder trial of the former Middle Tennessee State University student accused of killing her roommate during a fight at their off campus apartment last year.

Junior basketball player Tina Stewart was stabbed multiple times and died at the scene.  Shanterrica Madden claims she stabbed Stewart in self-defense.

First on the stand Thursday was Murfreesboro police Det. Paul Mongold.

He described evidence found at the Raider's Crossing Apartments crime scene on March 2, 2011.  The evidence included knives, a blue MTSU blanket with blood on it and clothes.

Sheri Bickford, the general manager of the apartment complex, testified that she knew Stewart from attending MTSU basketball games and because she was a Raider's Crossing tenant.

She told the courtroom she did not know Madden.

Bickford testified that Stewart had filled out an application for a new roommate but it didn't work out because the two were moving in during different months.

Murfreesboro police Officer Hayley Alden was working the night Stewart died.

She told jurors she was instructed to take Madden from the police department to the jail and the back to her apartment to give officers consent to search.

While there, Alden testified Madden showed detectives the dumpster where she put the knives.

"She was unemotional, very nonchalant, I was surprised," the officer recalled.

Alden said Madden asked her what her bond would be, and when she could go home.

Det. Tannas Knox testified she was instruction to collect Madden's clothing that night.

When Madden was changing, Knox said he noticed a slit in her sports bra.  She asked Madden if that had happened that night and Madden told her, "yes."

The trial is expected to continue for about two weeks.

Among the upcoming witnesses include Stewart's boyfriend.

Madden is charged one count of premeditated murder and one count of tampering with evidence.  She rejected a plea deal last summer.

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