Women's hoops player guilty of murder

Posted: May 15, 2012

A JURY has convicted the roommate of slain Middle Tennessee women's basketball player Tina Stewart of second-degree murder.

The jury delivered the verdict Monday against 19-year-old Shanterrica Madden after deliberating for about 2 hours.

Stewart was fatally stabbed in the chest March 2, 2011, at the off-campus apartment the two shared in Murfreesboro. Madden acknowledged stabbing Stewart but claimed it was self-defense against her larger and more athletic roommate.

Prosecutors had argued for first-degree murder when they said that the killing was premeditated and intentional after Stewart reported Madden for smoking marijuana.

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* Heisman Trophy winner, BYU star and former Eagles quarterback Ty Detmer was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

* Former Kentucky star Sean Woods was introduced as the basketball caoch at Morehead State, in Kentucky.

* Police in Tulsa, Okla., said Nolan Richardson III - the son of former Arkansas and Tulsa basketball coach Nolan Richardson - was found dead in his home.

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Tiger Woods will try for a fifth Memorial Tournament title starting later this month, accepting an invitation to play in the tournament in Dublin, Ohio, founded by Jack Nicklaus.

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Philly File * 

The Soul acquired defensive lineman T.J. Langley from Jacksonville for defensive back Micheaux Robinson.

Sport Stops * 

The NFL players' union grievance against the league in the Saints bounties scandal will be heard Wednesday.

* Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he thinks the London Olympics will be his last coaching the United States. In a related matter, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said he considers about 10 men's Olympic team spots set "on paper," with the rest to be determined over 2 days of practice before the squad is announced July 7.

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