Former UA student gets life in fatal dorm stabbing

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TUCSON -- A young woman convicted of first-degree murder in the Sept. 5, 2007 stabbing of her University of Arizona dorm mate was sentenced Tuesday to natural life in prison, which means there is no possibility of parole.

No possibility for parole

Galareka Harrison was convicted Sept. 19 in the slaying of Mia Henderson, who police say was stabbed 23 times. Prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty.

Superior Court Judge Nanette Warner heard lawyers present information Monday on aggravating and mitigating factors.

Harrison also was found guilty of three forgery counts and one count of identity theft. Warner sentenced Harrison to 2 1/2 years for those counts, to be served concurrently with the life sentence.

Harrison and Henderson were freshmen students and both Navajo tribal members from northern Arizona.

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