World 8 to appear in Greek court in beating death of US tourist

10:15  11 july  2017
10:15  11 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Suspects in the beating death of Austinite Baraki Henderson are led into court in Zakynthos, Greece , on Saturday, July 8 , 2017. Austinite beaten to death on Greek island. “All of us at the University of Arizona are shocked and saddened by the loss of our recent graduate, Bakari Henderson.

(ABC News) — An American tourist was beaten to death on Friday after a fight erupted at a bar on Police told ABC News that a British citizen of Serbian origin, who is temporarily employed in Greece as a bouncer, and a Greek national The eight arrested so far are expected to appear in court Saturday.

In this 2016 photo provided by John Gramlich shows, Bakari Henderson, left, with friend Travis Jenkins, in Austin, Texas. Henderson, of Austin and recent graduate from the University of Arizona, was beaten to death early Friday, July 7, 2017, at a bar in Lagana on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive for the attack, but eight people have been arrested. (Provided Photo/John Gramlich via AP) © The Associated Press In this 2016 photo provided by John Gramlich shows, Bakari Henderson, left, with friend Travis Jenkins, in Austin, Texas. Henderson, of Austin and recent graduate from the University of Arizona, was beaten to death early Friday, July 7, 2017, at a bar in Lagana on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive for the attack, but eight people have been arrested. (Provided Photo/John Gramlich via AP)

ATHENS, Greece — Eight men will appear in court on the western Greek island of Zakynthos in connection with the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist outside a bar last week.

The eight — six Serbs, one Greek and a British national of Serb origin — were to appear Tuesday morning before an investigating judge, who will decide whether to keep them in custody pending trial or release them on bail. All are charged with intentional homicide, which carries a maximum life sentence.

Bakari Henderson, of Austin, Texas, was beaten to death early Friday outside a bar in Zakynthos' rowdy tourist area of Lagana. It was unclear what sparked the fight. Greek authorities said he suffered multiple blows, and died from severe blows to the head.

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