4 suspects testify over US student Bakari Henderson’s death in Greece

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ATHENS, Greece — Four of nine men charged in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist outside a bar on a Greek island have appeared in court for initial testimony, a day after the other five suspects were jailed pending trial on murder charges.

The four, all Serb nationals, were questioned Thursday over the July 7 death of Bakari Henderson. Henderson, of Austin, Texas, was assaulted outside a bar in Zakynthos island’s rowdy tourist area of Lagana.

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A total of nine men — one Greek, seven Serbs and a British citizen of Serb origin — have been charged with intentional homicide.

The five suspects who testified Wednesday are expected to be moved from police holding cells to prison by the end of the week.

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Henderson graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. His family said in a statement that he was in Greece working on a photo shoot to launch a clothing line.

Alyssa White, a college friend, told KVUE, “He was the guy who walked around campus and knew everyone.”

Friend Sam Hindsman told ABC News Henderson was “such a fun loving person and he’s so easygoing.”

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