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Ex-UA student convicted of murder can argue for parole

TUCSON, Ariz. — A woman serving a natural life prison sentence for her
University of Arizona dormmate’s murder will soon be able to argue for a chance
at parole.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Wednesday that the
state Court of Appeals has upheld a Pima County Superior Court judge’s order for
a new sentencing hearing for Galareka Harrison.

Harrison, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2007 stabbing
death of Mia Henderson, 18, a fellow Navajo and freshman.

Harrison’s attorney argued last August that her previous lawyers failed to
obtain her medical records for her sentencing hearing and didn’t properly
investigate her background.

Appellate attorney Alex Heveri also said Harrison shouldn’t be in prison for
the rest of her life without the possibility of parole.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,


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