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Shanterrica Madden Appeals Murder Conviction

MURFREESBORO, TN (WMOT) – Convicted murderer Shanterrica Madden is appealing her verdict in the stabbing death of MTSU basketball standout Tina Stewart.

WSMV-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/8udmtxj) Madden’s lawyer is asking for a new trial on the grounds that the prosecution didn’t provide sufficient evidence to convict.

Madden stood trial in May in Murfreesboro on a charge of first degree murder. Jurors returned a verdict of second-degree murder.

Police say she stabbed former roommate Stewart in 2011 as the two women first argued, then fought in their off-campus apartment.

In his filing, defense attorney Joe Brandon Jr. also contends Madden’s 29 year sentence was excessive.