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Lawsuit Raises Question About Death Of MTSU Player

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Shanterrica Madden Shanterrica Madden
Tina Stewart Tina Stewart

by Nick Beres

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A multi-million dollar lawsuit is raising new questions about who is responsible for the stabbing death of a MTSU basketball player.

Twenty-one-year-old Tina Stewart was stabbed to death in her Raiders Crossing apartment last year.  Her roommate Shanterrica Madden was charged with first degree murder. Madden claims she acted in self-defense.

Now a $20 million lawsuit filed by Stewart family attorney David Raybin also blames the apartment complex for not doing enough to address tensions between Madden and Stewart.

"The complex had a duty to care for Tina Stewart and the lawsuit alleges they failed to protect her," said Raybin.

He said Stewart had repeatedly complained about Madden smoking marijuana in the apartment. Raybin said that Stewart was stabbed to death just one hour after a complex security guard had questioned Madden, but then did nothing more.

The management company for Raiders Crossing could not be reached for comment.

The criminal case against Madden is schedule for trial in May.

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