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Horrific footage shows fatal beating of American tourist Bakari Henderson

July 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Horrific footage shows fatal beating of American tourist Bakari Henderson

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Shocking video shows the moment that American college graduate Bakari Henderson was brutally beaten by a crowd of thugs outside of a bar in Greece.

The CCTV surveillance, which was obtained by Greek newspaper Protothema, shows the 22-year-old running down the street before a crew of about a dozen men catch up and start attacking him.

Henderson, who was a recent graduate of the University of Arizona and was in Greece with friends, was kicked and pounded for approximately 30 seconds during the attack on Friday, according to the footage, which shows witnesses trying to stop the brawl on the island of Zakynthos.

The young man, who is originally from Austin, Texas, was left unconscious on the ground as the men surrounded him.

After five minutes, emergency responders arrive and take Bakari Henderson on a stretcher.

Nine suspects have been arrested and charged with intentional homicide for their role in Henderson’s killing, Greek police spokesperson Theodore Chronopoulos said in an interview with the Washington Post.

Chronopoulos said Henderson became engaged in a heated dispute involving other bar patrons and two workers after he asked to take a photo with a waitress.

Eight arrests have been made in the death of University of Arizona student Bakari Henderson on the Greek island of Zakynthos

One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man from Serbia, got into an argument with the waitress over the pictures, Chronopoulos said, adding that the 33-year-old hit Henderson, who then broke a beer bottle on the other customer’s table.

The police narrative contradicts what Henderson’s pals said caused the deadly brawl.

A friend, who was with Henderson on the Greek Island, had told CBS News that the victim and another friend put their drinks down on a stranger’s table, causing an angry reaction from his two attackers.

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