29 years in MTSU player’s stabbing death
A Memphis woman has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for
fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women’s
Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Don Ash on Tuesday
sentenced Shanterrica Madden of Memphis to 25 years for
second-degree murder and four years for tampering with evidence.
The sentences will be served consecutively.
Madden was convicted in May in the March 2, 2011, death of
21-year-old Tina Stewart at an off-campus apartment they
At her trial, Madden acknowledged stabbing Stewart but said she
acted in self-defense against her larger and more athletic
Madden is 4 feet 11 inches. She told the jury that a fight in
Stewart’s bedroom became physical when the 5-foot-7 player began
hitting her. Madden said she defended herself with a knife.