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4:01pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Officer Says Madden Never Complained of Injuries

Second Day of Testimony in Madden Murder Trial

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP) — Murfreesboro Police Officer Kristy Inglish has testified that the former Middle Tennessee State University student accused of killing her roommate during a fight never complained of any injury.

Shanterrica Madden has claimed self-defense, saying she was being beaten up when she stabbed Tina Stewart with a knife that she found on Stewart's bed.

The Daily News Journal reports Inglish drove Madden to the police station on the night of the stabbing, March 2, 2011.

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6:11am

Thu May 10, 2012
Coach Insell Testifies on Trial's First Day

Trial Underway in MTSU Student Death

Lady Raider Tina Stewart
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys in the murder trial of a former Middle Tennessee State University freshman who stabbed to death her roommate presented very different pictures of the problems that lead to a deadly fight last year.

Lawyers gave those differing views during opening statements Wednesday in the murder trial of Shanterrica Madden. The 19-year-old is accused of stabbing her former roommate to death, MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart.

Madden, who is charged with first-degree murder, is claiming that she acted in self-defense.

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3:58am

Wed May 9, 2012
Madden Faces Charge of First-Degree Murder

MTSU Basketball Player Stabbing Trial to Begin

Tina Stewart
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of a Middle Tennessee State University freshman who stabbed her roommate to death last year is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Shanterrica Madden has said she acted in self-defense when she killed Tina Stewart during a fight in their off-campus apartment on March 2, 2011.

Madden has said the fight happened when Stewart called police on her after she brought home a friend who was smoking marijuana.

Madden is charged with first-degree murder in the death of the 21-year-old Lady Raiders junior guard.

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10:14am

Tue May 8, 2012
Film Premieres at Belcourt Theater

MTSU Professor Debuts Controversial Film

Sidelines Newspaper

MURFREESBRO, Tenn. [NELSON]    ---   A Middle Tennessee State University professor is launching a new film that’s already proved controversial. 

Dr. Bob Pondillo’s film, “The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill,” debuts Tuesday and will get the red carpet treatment at Belcourt Theater. 

The short 23-minute film focuses on the thorny issue of gay marriage and features child actors.

An early version of “Miracles” was recently shown at MTSU and offended a student, who then brought the film to the attention of state senator Bill Ketron.

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7:53am

Tue May 8, 2012
State Commissioner Bill Gibbons to Speak

Technology, Trafficking and Terrorism Seminar at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  -- State Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security, Bill Gibbons, will appear this week at an organized crime symposium that begins Tuesday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Entitled “Technology, Trafficking and Terrorism,” the 2012 Organized Crime Symposium is free and open to the public.

The seminar is sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and will tackle the difficult subjects of the sex trafficking of women and children, along with the increasingly sophisticated use of technology by gangs.

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