College Student Convicted of Killing Roommate

By: AP
By: AP

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ A jury has convicted a 19-year-old woman of
first-degree murder for stabbing her roommate to death in their
University of Arizona dorm room.

Prosecutors say Galareka Harrison stabbed Mia Henderson 23 times
with a knife that she had bought before the attack on Sept. 5, 2007.

Both women were Navajo tribal members from northern Arizona.

The Pima County jury deliberated about 3 hours on Friday before reaching the verdict. Prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty.

Henderson had accused Harrison of stealing her student ID charge card, a Social Security card, checks and $500 from a bank account.

Harrison was also found guilty of three forgery counts and identity theft.

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