Student called police on roommate before death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney for the woman accused of killing a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player who was her roommate is asking the court to order police to preserve Twitter postings from the slain student.

According to a filing from attorney Joe Brandon Jr., shortly before her death, 21-year-old Tina Stewart tweeted, "I just called police on my roommate. I feel like a snitch, but I don't like that b----."

The Wednesday filing then states that an unknown individual replied to the post with the words "don't hurt her."

Brandon writes that this indicates Stewart was planning to assault his client, 18-year-old Shanterrica Madden. Brandon has said Madden stabbed Stewart in self-defense. Madden has a preliminary court hearing on Friday. She is charged with first-degree murder.

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