The University of Arizona student accused of killing her roommate tried to make the slaying look like a suicide and stabbed the victim several times while she was sleeping, authorities say. Galareka Harrison, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder. Mia J. Henderson, also an 18-year-old freshman, was fatally wounded in a struggle with Harrison at the University of Arizona's Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall.
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EARLIER: One University of Arizona freshman is in jail and another dead after a confrontation in the residence hall room the two shared. Galareka Gowata Harrison, 18, has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder. Mia Henderson, 18, a biology student from Tuba City, died at University Medical Center after officials responding to a 5:45 a.m. 911 call found both women injured at Graham-Greenlee Hall on the Tucson campus. The university did not institute a lockdown after the incident; President Robert Shelton sent out a notification electronically and later issued a statement calling Henderson's death a tragedy and saying that no one else on campus was threatened.
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