No deal for MTSU student charged in player death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A woman charged with killing a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player who was her roommate has been unable to reach a plea agree with prosecutors.

Shanterrica Madden has said she acted in self-defense when she stabbed Tina Stewart to death during a fight on March 2.

Madden is charged with first-degree murder. Her attorney, Joe Brandon Jr., has said he does not believe prosecution can make a case for that charge.

During a brief hearing on Friday, attorneys agreed to continue moving toward a Jan 31 trial. A motions hearing is set for Nov. 28.


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