Verdict near in trial of US tourist’s fatal beating

Verdict near in trial of US tourist’s fatal beating

A Greek court is expected to issue a verdict in the trial over the fatal beating of an American tourist in a resort area of a western island last year.

Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old of Austin, Texas, died after being beaten in the street following an argument in a bar in the popular Laganas resort area of Zakynthos island in July 2017.

One Greek, seven Serbs and a British citizen of Serbian origin are on trial in the western port city of Patras.

The prosecution is seeking a murder conviction for six of the suspects, complicity to murder for one of the others and causing bodily harm for the remaining two.

A verdict is expected Thursday. [AP]

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