NOTE TO READERS: This blog entry was orignally started on Saturday, 9/8, but due to other circumstances, I was unable to finish it and post it until today- Monday, 9/10. My apologies for the delay in posting.
By now, most people know what led up to the murder of Mia Henderson, an eighteen year old freshman at the University of Arizona. Her roommate, Galareka Harrison, also eighteen and a freshman at UA, is being held at the Pima County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
It wasn't long after they became roommates at the Graham-Greenlee dorm that Mia Henderson suspected Galareka Harrison was stealing from her. Her Social Security card, her CatCard, missing money--all led to Mia filing a theft complaint with the UAPD.
It's about as bizarre as it can get, the actual crime itself. The Arizona Daily Star posted the probable cause statements on 2 pages: Page 1 and Page 2. There are also several articles on this case.
Before the Myspace account of Mia Henderson was switched to private, it was clear that there were many people that cared deeply about her. Her friends left messages about how much they loved her, were going to miss her, and their disbelief about what happened to her. Some had somewhat jokingly hoped there was a 'Myspace in heaven'. Not surprisingly, Galareka Harrison has a few supporters on her Myspace.
Two young, intelligent women have lost their future. They both had a bright future ahead of them, but one had it taken away brutally. The other took that and her own future. It was all about money and possessions. A sad tragedy for both girls that could have been avoided.