Friday, September 07, 2007

Stabbed While Sleeping

(Mia Henderson) Tucson, Arizona. The story about the tragic murder of Mia Henderson just got worse. The Arizona Daily Wildcat reports this morning that Galareka Harrison planned the killing and stabbed Henderson repeatedly as she slept. Harrison wrote a suicide note for Henderson hoping it would look like a suicide.

As the poor kid awoke to being stabbed, the fight started.

Stabbing a girl to death while she sleeps on her bed?

I cannot imagine what exists in Galareka Harrison where I would like to think most people have a soul.


Blogger Liza said...

It's not about having a soul. It's what I said on your earlier post about this. There are some walking among us who are simply not okay in a way that makes them dangerous. It could be a brain lesion or it could some form of mental illness. Apparently, this Ms. Harrison was upset about the theft accusations and her solution to the problem was to stab the accuser to death while she slept and stage it as a suicide. To murder someone who accused you of some kind of petty theft is just an enormously out of proportion reaction. Also, Ms. Harrison actually planned this murder and the her plan was so flawed that its absurd to imagine she could have gotten away with it. These two girls barely knew each other. There is no way that this whole thing could have been about anything other than a mentally unstable person and the unlucky victim who crossed paths with her. It's very tragic.

9/07/2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger x4mr said...

I suppose I won't argue, but will assert there is a distinction between mental illness and evil.

Dharmic religions support the view that evil does not exist, per se, and all terrible behavior is the result of pathology. I don't buy it.

You are probably right about this circumstance. Obviously Harrison is seriously messed up. My heart just aches at the thought of an 18 year old kid waking up to being stabbed. It's just horrible.

My daughter is just one year older and living in a dorm with a roommate. It hits a nerve.

Harrison should spend the rest of her life behind bars.

9/07/2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger AZW88 said...

A lot is starting to come out about the perp in this incident. More will come, I am sure.

I would lay $$ on her having a history of other similar actions (theft, ID fraud). One does not just steal an ID, CC and a check to commit fraud as their first offense. She's built up to this.
her mom claims she never got in trouble with the law. I think that may be true, Harrison may not have a CRIMINAL RECORD, as the Navajo Nation has a history of coddling youthful offenders. Some will blame 'white society' as the cause of Harrison's actions. I've seen it happen over and over. People will blame anyone or anything else for something bad.
Get fired from a job or don't get a job, someone 'witchcrafted you' Child dies 'someone in the family looked at something dead' or 'someone is causing harm to get you to leave a certain piece of land' (this last one I heard directly after a close relative of my wife lost a 10 month old child.)

sometimes traditional culture can get in the way rather than help. I KNOW I will catch a whole bunch of shit for this...

9/07/2007 3:56 PM  
Blogger roger said...

I agree with Liza. I thought the same thing. The "plan" of this murder was so entirely irrational that I cannot believe that she could have been anything but seriously unstable. For the psychiatrists to determine, though, and not me.

A fight, a struggle, a knife pulled, a senseless death in the heat of anger. Equally tragic...but yet far more understandable in its irrationality than this is.

9/07/2007 10:16 PM  

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