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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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MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  – The murder trial for Shanterrica Madden gets underway this week, 14 months after she was arrested in connection with the death of fellow MTSU student Tina Stewart.

WKRN-TV reports that jury selection for the trial will get underway Monday in Chattanooga. Judge Don Ash agreed to bring a jury in from Chattanooga to hear the case after Madden’s attorney complained that the local jury pool had been tainted by extensive press coverage of Stewart’s death.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Tina Stewart.  Stewart was stabbed to death by her roommate March 2, 2011.

MTSU Atheletic Director Chris Massaro said Stewart is still a very real presence for her team mates.

"She's with her teammates every day in their thoughts and in their prayers and so she's never really left in their minds. I think it's a very difficult day for her teammates and the coaching staff," Massaro said.

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