ATHENS, Greece (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Greek court has postponed the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges for the 2017 fatal beating of a Texas tourist.

The judge on the Greek island of Zakynthos made the ruling to allow a lawyer newly hired by victim Bakari Henderson’s family to familiarize himself with the case.

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The court in the western port town of Patras postponed the case until January 13.

Six of the men — five Serbian nationals and a British man of Serbian origin — had been convicted by a first instance court last year and sentenced to between 5 and 15 years in prison, but four have since been released. The seventh defendant, a Greek barman, had been acquitted.

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A public prosecutor ordered the retrial of all seven, deeming the sentences too lenient.

Henderson, a 22-year-old from Austin, died in July 2017 after being beaten in the street following an argument in a bar in Laganas. Video footage from a security camera showed Henderson running down the sidewalk and being pursued. One man tackled him, throwing him onto a parked car before others joined in the beating.

Family members said Henderson had just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and was in Greece working on a photo shoot to launch a clothing line.

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