Madden sentenced to 25-plus years jail time
Shanterrica Madden, a former MTSU student found guilty in the stabbing of Lady
Raider basketball player Tina Stewart, was sentenced to 25 years in jail for second-
degree murder. Madden may also serve up to four additional years for tampering
with evidence, depending upon parole possible in exchange for good behavior.
Madden, 20, was convicted of second-degree murder in mid-May of stabbing her
Raiders Crossing roommate, Stewart, to death using a serrated kitchen knife. The
two were arguing about Madden’s use of marijuana in their shared apartment.
“I saw no remorse,” said Judge Don Ash of Madden’s attitude.
The sentences will be served consecutively, and Madden’s first chance at parole will
come in 26 years, as she is required to serve 30 percent of the four-year sentence.
She will be 46 years old.
Madden originally pled self-defense to a first-degree murder allegation.
Prosecution attorney Bill Whitesell said in a May press conference directly after the
sentencing that Madden was convicted of second-degree murder instead of first-
degree murder because they were unable to prove premeditation.
However, he also said he believed Madden’s actions the night of March 2, 2011
spoke louder than any testimony.
“The fact that she shut the door and let her die was uncalled for,” Whitesell said in
May. “There is just no excuse for that.”