Student slain in University of Arizona dorm

Sept. 7, 2007
Roommate is charged with murder after alleged confrontation.

The University of Arizona student accused of killing her roommate tried to make the slaying look like a suicide and stabbed the victim several times while she was sleeping, authorities say. Galareka Harrison, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder. Mia J. Henderson, also an 18-year-old freshman, was fatally wounded in a struggle with Harrison at the University of Arizona's Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall.
To read The Arizona Daily Star article, click here.

EARLIER: One University of Arizona freshman is in jail and another dead after a confrontation in the residence hall room the two shared. Galareka Gowata Harrison, 18, has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder. Mia Henderson, 18, a biology student from Tuba City, died at University Medical Center after officials responding to a 5:45 a.m. 911 call found both women injured at Graham-Greenlee Hall on the Tucson campus. The university did not institute a lockdown after the incident; President Robert Shelton sent out a notification electronically and later issued a statement calling Henderson's death a tragedy and saying that no one else on campus was threatened.
Click here to read The Arizona Republic article.

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