Middle Tennessee State University Student Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

A Middle Tennessee State University student was found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her roommate, the Daily News Journal reports.

Shanterrica Madden murdered Tina Stewart, a 21-year-old member of the university’s girls’ basketball team on March 2, 2011. She faces a possible 15 to 25 years in prison.

Madden was also found guilty of tampering with evidence. She allegedly took Stewart’s iPhone and turned off her lights as she lay dying on her bedroom floor.

Madden is being held in the Rutherford County jail. She will soon be transported a state penitentiary.
Diane Turnham, MTSU athletics spokesman, issued a statement following the verdict:

“Tina and her family are part of our family, and they’ll always be part of our family,” she said. “Middle Tennessee has always taken pride in being a family atmosphere, and especially in athletics. Our lives are forever changed. We will never forget Tina.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tina’s family and both families. This is a lose-lose situation. We lost someone we love, and they are dealing with a loss in their family. (Madden) was a student at Middle Tennessee, too. But Tina will forever make an impact on all of us.”