Bakari Henderson: Eight charged over death of US graduate

Bakari Henderson: Eight charged over death of US graduate

A young American tourist and student died under after being beaten by a dozen men on the Greek island of Zante.

Greek police announced Saturday that they arrested eight men, including seven of Serbian origin, suspected of beating to death a young American tourist, Bakari Henderson, 22, after a dispute in a bar on the Greek island of Zante (west).

Two of the suspects, a Greek barman and a British bouncer of Serbian origin, were arrested just after the tragedy that occurred on Thursday night in Laganas, one of Zante’s most tourist resorts. Their six suspected accomplices, Serbian tourists, were arrested in the wake, on the basis of video images from security cameras around.

The group, aged between 20 and 30 years, is suspected of beating to death a young African-American identified as Bakari Henderson, 22 years old, outside the bar where he was with friends after a Dispute in the institution. According to a police source, both groups were drunk, according to reports.

Previous precedents

The death of the young man, whose parents were expected on the island according to Greek media, was found on his arrival at the hospital, attributed to severe head injuries. His University of Arizona expressed his condolences , addressing “his prayers” to family and loved ones.

Several cases of fatal violence between and against tourists have been recorded in recent years in Greece, often favored by the consumption of alcohol. A 19-year-old British tourist died in Lagana in 2011 after a brawl with two Greek taxi drivers, while an Australian tourist was beaten to death in 2008 in Mykonos by two bar bouncers.

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