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MTSU Student Accused Of Murder Released On Bond

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Shanterrica Madden Shanterrica Madden
Tina Stewart Tina Stewart

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee State University student accused of stabbing her roommate to death is out of jail, but her legal troubles are not over.

Shanterrica Madden appeared in count Friday and was released from the Rutherford County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Madden is charged with first degree murder. She has been jailed without bond since the March 3 stabbing death of 21-year-old Tina Stewart in the Murfreesboro apartment they shared.

Defense attorney Joe Brandon Jr. has said his client acted in self defense.

On Friday, her parents spoke out about their daughter.

"She was a family person, great kid, no problems, good student, a friend. Just all around together," said Frank Madden.

The 18-year-old's attorney said she plans to leave MTSU for the remainder of the semester.

"She is on an interim suspension right now; however, she is in the process of withdrawing," said Joe Brandon. "She wants to make sure she preserves her GPA so when all this is behind her and she goes ahead and get her college education and ultimately becomes a lawyer, that she is able to preserve all that."

Madden will have to appear back in court on March 24 for a preliminary hearing, which was delayed from Friday.

On Friday, the judge also allowed the preservation of all e-mails, phone records and social media accounts, like Twitter and Facebook, of both Madden and Tina Stewart.

The funeral for Stewart will be held in Memphis on Friday at 1 p.m. Saturday at Soul Winners Church in Memphis. 

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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