ATHENS, Greece (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A prosecutor in Greece has ordered the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the fatal beating of Texas tourist Bakari Henderson last year.
The six men — five Serbian nationals and a British man of Serbian origin — were jailed from five to 15 years last week after being found guilty of deadly assault.Denton Intoxication Manslaughter Investigation Ongoing
But a public prosecutor Monday ordered the retrial of the six men for murder by a more senior panel of judges. A seventh man, a Greek national cleared last week, will also stand trial for murder.
Henderson, a 22-year-old from Austin died in July 2017 after being beaten in the street following an argument in a bar in the Laganas resort area of Zakynthos island.READ MORE: Police Group Says Department Should Reverse Arlington Officer’s Termination After Deadly Shooting
The fight broke out inside the bar, but after Henderson went outside he was chased down the street. Video footage from a security camera shows Henderson running down the sidewalk and being pursued. One man tackled him, throwing him onto a parked car, before others joined in the beating.
Henderson’s family says the young man had just graduated from the University of Arizona and was in Greece working on a photo shoot to launch a clothing line.MORE NEWS: Sanger Man Killed After Shooting Involving Denton County Deputies
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