Sunday, July 09, 2017
Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of Arizona, was in a bar with friends in Laganas, a tourist village on the island of Zakynthos, when another customer approached him. The confrontation quickly escalated to a fistfight, and the bar's security guard asked the two to leave, according to the state news agency. The fight continued outside, where more people, including two bar employees, began punching Henderson. Surveillance videos from nearby shops showed the suspects beating Henderson even after he was already unconscious, ANA-MPA reported. Henderson died at a hospital. Eight people have been arrested and will be charged in connection to Henderson's death, the news agency reported.
Henderson, who's from Austin, Texas, was in Greece for a photo shoot to launch his new clothing line, his family told NBC affiliate KVOA in a statement. He attended the University of Arizona on a full academic scholarship and graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in business finance and entrepreneurship, along with a certificate in sports management. He also had internships with the Texas legislature, including the House speaker's office, his family said.
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