MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney for a coed accused of slashing a Middle Tennessee State University student during a dispute over a parking space says his client intends to fight the charges.
Starlett Custer's scheduled hearing on Tuesday was waived and her defense attorney, Joe Brandon, said the attempted first-degree murder charge against her amounts to "over-indictment."
Custer, who also was a student at MTSU, was initially charged with aggravated assault after a 17-year-old student said she was attacked with a bladed instrument during a fight over a parking space at the university in August.
But a grand jury in January upgraded the charges to attempted murder.
Brandon said Custer "absolutely denies doing anything wrong."
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