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UA student convicted of killing roommate now has chance for parole

UA student convicted of killing roommate now has chance for parole

By Rikki Mitchell . CREATED Jun 3, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 26, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A woman serving a natural life prison sentence for killing her roommate at the University of Arizona will now have the possibility of parole.
   
A Pima County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that Galareka Harrison has the possibility of parole after 25 years.
   
Harrison was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2007 stabbing death of 18-year-old Mia Henderson, a fellow Navajo and UofA freshman at the time.
   
The state Court of Appeals had upheld a judge's order for a new sentencing hearing after Harrison's attorney argued that her previous lawyers failed to obtain her medical records and didn't properly investigate her troubled background.
   
Harrison's appellate attorney says she shouldn't be in prison for the rest of her life without the possibility of parole.

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