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DA Will Preserve Electronic Messages In MTSU Stabbing

Tina Stewart Tina Stewart
Shanterrica Madden Shanterrica Madden

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – During a court hearing on Wednesday, the district attorney said he will try to preserve all electronic messages, including Twitter postings, in connection with the murder of MTSU Lady Raider, Tina Stewart.

Stewart's roommate, Shanterrica Madden, is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Her attorney wants the court to make sure that Stewart's postings on social media sites such as Twitter are preserved for evidence.

A judge ruled Friday to alow the preservation of all e-mails, phone records and social media accounts of both Madden and Tina Stewart.

Investigators said Madden stabbed Stewart to death during a fight in their apartment on March 3. Her attorney claimed the knife belonged to Stewart and it was in self-defense.

Madden was released on $100,000 bond last Friday. Madden will have to appear back in court on March 24 for a preliminary hearing.

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