World Greek hearings postponed for suspects in U.S. tourist's death

17:58  11 july  2017
17:58  11 july  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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

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

Greece (AP) — Eight suspects charged with involvement in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist on a Greek island were granted brief delays in The hearings for six Serbs, a British citizen of Serb origin and a Greek were postponed for Wednesday and Thursday. All are being held

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Eight suspects charged with involvement in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist on a Greek island were granted brief delays in court The hearings for six Serbs, a British citizen of Serb origin and a Greek were postponed for Wednesday and Thursday.

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): A 2016 photo provided by John Gramlich shows Bakari Henderson, left, with friend Travis Jenkins in Austin, Texas. Henderson was beaten to death early Friday at a bar on the Greek island of Zakynthos.© The Associated Press A 2016 photo provided by John Gramlich shows Bakari Henderson, left, with friend Travis Jenkins in Austin, Texas. Henderson was beaten to death early Friday at a bar on the Greek island of Zakynthos.

ATHENS, Greece — Eight suspects charged with involvement in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist on a Greek island were granted brief delays in court appearances Tuesday to allow their lawyers to prepare their cases, while authorities have arrested a ninth man.

The hearings for six Serbs, a British citizen of Serb origin and a Greek were postponed for Wednesday and Thursday. All are being held in custody and have been charged with intentional homicide, which carries a maximum life sentence, in connection with the death early Friday of Bakari Henderson, of Austin, Texas.

Video sheds light on what led to beating death of American in Greece

  Video sheds light on what led to beating death of American in Greece <p>Security footage reveals more about what led to the brutal attack on Bakari Henderson, an American killed in the Greek island of Zakynthos.</p>Moments later, a man next to Henderson grabs a bottle of beer and makes a smashing motion, setting off a confrontation which escalates when the man hits Henderson on the head. A few seconds later, Henderson hits back before the men run out of view.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Eight suspects charged with involvement in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist on a Greek island were granted brief delays in court The hearings for six Serbs, a British citizen of Serb origin and a Greek were postponed for Wednesday and Thursday.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Eight suspects charged with involvement in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist on a Greek island were granted brief delays in court The hearings for six Serbs, a British citizen of Serb origin and a Greek were postponed for Wednesday and Thursday.

The eight will appear before an investigating judge, who will decide whether to keep them in custody pending trial or release them on bail. The judicial process in Greece is notoriously slow, and a trial date might not immediately be set. Suspects can be held in pre-trial detention for a maximum of 18 months.

Police said they also arrested a 33-year-old Serb on Tuesday after judicial authorities issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the case.

Henderson died of multiple blows after a fight at a bar in the rowdy tourist district of Lagana on the western Greek island of Zakynthos. It is unclear why the fight broke out.

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