August hearing set in UA dorm killing

2013-06-04T00:00:00Z 2013-06-06T16:03:22Z August hearing set in UA dorm killingVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A hearing to determine whether a former University of Arizona student who stabbed her roommate to death in their dorm room should be eligible for a reduced sentence was postponed Monday to August.

Galareka Harrison was convicted of first-degree murder for the September 2007 fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Mia Henderson.

She was sentenced to natural life in prison.

Harrison was granted a new sentencing hearing in January due to an Arizona Court of Appeals decision because her trial attorneys failed to present evidence that she was abused as a child and had significant mental health issues.

Harrison could be resentenced to life in prison with the possibility of release after 25 years at her new hearing set for Aug. 27.

The hearing was postponed to allow Pima County Superior Court Judge Scott Rash more time to review information presented from both sides, said Deputy Pima County Attorney Rick Unklesbay.

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