Navajo student killed in fight with roommate

Mia Henderson, a member of the Navajo Nation, was killed on Wednesday in what police said was a fight with her roommate at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Henderson, 18, was a freshman and part of the Native American First-Year Scholars Program. So was her roommate, Galareka Harrison, who is also Navajo.

The two haven't been getting along since school started three weeks ago. They ended up getting into a fight early Wednesday morning and when authorities arrived, they found both students injured.

Henderson was pronounced dead on arrival at the University Medical Center. Harrison was arrested and will be charged with first-degree murder.

Henderson was from Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. She was the granddaughter of a former vice chairman of the tribe.

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UA roommates fight; one dies, other charged with murder (AP 9/6)
UA student faces murder charges in roommate's death (Fox 11 News 9/5)

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