Friend saw MTSU student with blood on arm, knife

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A person who was in the apartment when a Middle Tennessee State University student stabbed her roommate to death has testified that she saw Shanterrica Madden with blood on her arm and a knife wrapped in a blanket.

Renee Reese testified Friday that she and Madden walked to the off-campus apartment on March 2, 2011, in order to smoke marijuana. They did not realize that MTSU basketball player Tina Stewart was in her room, where she called a courtesy officer to complain about the drug use. Madden confronted Stewart once the officer left.

Reese heard heated words and then loud bumps. When she looked into Stewart's room the two were fighting. Madden came out with blood on her arm.

Madden is charged with first degree murder, but has claimed self-defense.


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