September 5th, 2007
09/05/2007 Tucson, AZ- Galareka Harrison stabbed her roommate Mia Henderson to death. Harrison was convicted of murdering her University of Arizona dorm mate by stabbing her 23 times and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Galareka Harrison, 19, was convicted Sept. 19 in the 2007 slaying of 18-year-old Mia Henderson, a fellow member of the Navajo Nation from northern Arizona. Both were freshmen. One week after accusing Harrison of stealing some checks and $500 from a bank account, Henderson was found stabbed 23 times in the Graham-Greenlee dorm on the UA campus. Prosecutors say Harrison envied Henderson and was angered when Henderson shunned her. Both students were in a Native American scholar program at the UA. A jury quickly found Harrison guilty of first-degree murder, forgery and identity theft, saying the evidence was overwhelming.