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Shanterrica Madden's appeal for MTSU player's death denied

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player has lost her appeal.

The Daily News Journal reports the Tennessee Court of Appeals handed down its opinion on Wednesday in the case of Shanterrica Madden, who was charged with killing her roommate, basketball player Tina Stewart. Madden argued that she killed Stewart in self-defense.

Defense Attorney Joe Brandon argued a new trial was in order because Judge Don Ash was a Facebook friend of Stewart's coach, Rick Insell. Prosecutors said the two men met once, but didn't know each other personally.

The appeals judges reaffirmed Madden's conviction on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

The state has little precedence governing use of social media by judges.

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  • July 16, 2012: Shanterrica Madden sentenced to 29 years for murder of roommate
  • May 14, 2012: Shanterrica Madden guilty in MTSU roommate's murder
  • May 12, 2012: Shanterrica Madden takes stand in own defense
  • May 11, 2012: Friend saw MTSU student with blood on arm, knife
  • May 10, 2012: Detective: Former MTSU student was 'nonchalant' about stabbing
  • May 9, 2012: MTSU basketball player stabbing trial begins
  • May 7, 2012: MTSU basketball player stabbing trial to begin Wednesday
  • Feb. 22, 2012: Woman accused of killing MTSU basketball player files lawsuit
  • Feb. 8, 2012: Slain basketball player's family files lawsuit against apt. complex
  • Dec. 21, 2011: Judge refuses recusal in MTSU stabbing death trial
  • Dec. 14, 2011: Attorney for former MTSU student seeks judge's recusal
  • Nov. 28, 2011: Jury can ask questions in MTSU stabbing trial
  • Oct. 28, 2011: No deal for MTSU student charged in player death
  • Aug. 5, 2011: Deal offered to MTSU student charged with killing roommate
  • July 19, 2011: Sister of slain MTSU student says killer deserves life
  • July 7, 2011: Grand jury indicts MTSU student for roommate's death
  • April 1, 2011: MTSU victim's family files $20M wrongful death suit
  • March 24, 2011: MTSU student charged with killing roommate appears in court
  • March 20, 2011: NCAA allows Lady Raiders to wear patch in honor of Tina Stewart
  • March 16, 2011: MTSU student accused of murder appears in court
  • 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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