Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Law
Navajo woman sentenced to life for murder


Galareka Harrison, 19-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of a fellow Navajo student at the University of Arizona.

Harrison was found guilty for killing Mia Janelle Henderson, 18, in their dorm room in September 2007. Both were participants in the university's Native American First-Year Scholars Program.

Harrison could have received parole but the judge decided against it. Henderson's family had asked for the tougher sentence.

Get the Story:
UA killer gets life, no parole (The Arizona Daily Star 11/26)
UA dorm stabbing nets life without parole (AP 11/26)

Related Stories:
Navajo woman faces sentencing for murder (11/25)
Navajo student on trial for murder in Arizona (9/12)
Navajo student died after being stabbed 23 times (11/2)
Judge raises bond for Navajo student in murder case (10/3)
Navajo student pleads not guilty to murder (9/21)
Navajo student was accused of another theft (9/13)
Slain Navajo student being laid to rest in New Mexico (9/10)
Navajo student charged with roommate's death (9/7)
Editorial: Community mourns death of Navajo student (9/7)
Navajo student killed in fight with roommate (9/6)