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.
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.