The trial of one of the most discussed local crimes begins Monday (5/7/2012) with the beginning process of selecting a jury. Judge Don Ash will oversee the trial of Shanterrica Madden (left photo: RCSO mugshot) who is charged with the stabbing death of her roomate.
Madden is charged with murding MTSU basketball standout Tina Stewart. On July 7, 2011 she was indicted on charges of first degree murder and tampering with evidence.
The Lady Raider basketball guard was fatally stabbed in 2011 on May 2nd in her room at the Raiders Crossing Apartment on Hazelwood Street. 21-year old Stewart was rushed to Middle Tennessee Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Madden, her 18-year old roommate was arrested in the case. Both women were from Memphis, however university officials indicate they did not know each other prior to sharing the apartment together.