Woman testifies about MTSU player's fatal stabbing

Published:

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The young woman charged with fatally stabbing a Middle Tennessee State University women's basketball player has testified that she wanted to kill herself afterward.

Sobbing on the stand, 19-year-old Shanterrica Madden said Saturday that she wished she had turned the knife on herself after the March 2011 fight with her MTSU roommate, Lady Raiders basketball player Tina Stewart.

The confrontation took place after the 21-year-old Stewart called a courtesy officer to report Madden for smoking marijuana.

Madden said she was scared and in pain when she grabbed a knife from Stewart's bed and stabbed her.

She's claimed self-defense.

District Attorney General Bill Whitesell suggested that Madden hid the knife in her bra and backed Stewart into a corner before killing her.

Testimony concluded Saturday afternoon. The jury begins deliberations Monday.