Former UA student soon able to argue for parole - Tucson News Now

Former UA student soon able to argue for parole

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman serving life in prison for her University of Arizona dorm mate's murder will soon be able to argue for a chance at parole.

The state court of appeals has upheld an order for a new sentencing hearing for 23- year-old Galareka Harrison.

Harrison's attorney argued that her previous lawyer failed to properly investigate her background for her sentencing hearing and now she can apply.

Jurors found Harrison guilty of first-degree murder in the death of fellow Navajo tribe member Mia Henderson. The verdict was reached in September 2008. Harrison allegedly stabbed Henderson 23 times.

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