TUCSON, Ariz. — The resentencing of a woman serving a natural-life prison
sentence for killing her roommate at the University of Arizona has been
A resentencing hearing for Galareka Harrison was to be held Monday in Pima
County Superior Court in Tucson.
However, television station KOLD reported that the
resentencing has been reset for Aug. 26.
Harrison was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of
18-year-old Mia Henderson, a fellow Navajo and UofA freshman.
Harrison was granted a new sentencing after her attorney argued that her
previous lawyers failed to obtain her medical records and didn’t properly
investigate her troubled background.
Harrison’s appellate attorney said she shouldn’t be in prison for the rest of
her life without the possibility of parole.