Woman Indicted For Murder Of MTSU Basketball Player
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The woman accused of the murder of MTSU women's basketball player Tina Stewart has been officially charged.
18-year-old Shanterrica Madden was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday on charges of first degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Madden is accused of stabbing her roommate, Stewart, to death. It allegedly happened after a fight in the girl's apartment. Madden said it was an act of self-defense.
In a videotaped interview, Madden told police after her arrest what happened in the apartment that lead her to stab her roommate to death.
In the video, Madden originally denied stabbing Stewart. She later went on to confess.
Madden told police that Stewart had called the police on her for smoking marijuana.
She said she went to Stewart's bedroom to ask why. She said Stewart asked her to leave the room and as she did, she accidentally bumped her and that is when Stewart hit her.
She said that they were hitting each other and there was a knife on the bed. She said in the video that she grabbed it and stabbed Stewart in the chest area.
That's when she said she saw Stewart was not breathing and turned off the lights and closed the door to Stewart's room.
Madden told police she disposed of the knife in a trash can outside of the apartment complex. Police later found two knives in the trash.
Madden said she called a friend and her mother after the fight but did not tell them what exactly what happened. She also said Stewart's boyfriend came to the apartment, but she told him she wasn't there because she did not want him to find her.