AMERICAN COLLEGE GRADUATE BEATEN TO DEATH IN GREECE FOR PUTTING HIS DRINK ON WRONG END OF BAR TABLE

Shocking surveillance footage has emerged showing the moment a mob chases and beats to death an American college graduate in Greece.

Bakari Henderson, of Austin, Texas, was staying in Lagana on the island of Zakynthos when he was attacked last Friday.

Footage shows the 22-year-old running away from a huge mass of people outside of a bar.

People are seen punching and kicking him as he lays on the ground by a car.

They stop after 20 seconds when a passer-by tells them to.

421F11A500000578-4682364-Homicide_Two_men_have_been_arrested_and_eight_more_are_being_que-m-14_1499702662136

A friend of the 22-year-old has revealed the brutal brawl started shortly after Henderson and another friend set down their drinks at the end of a table when two other men were sitting.

The attackers then allegedly grabbed Henderson and his buddy’s beers, smashed them over the table and began using the broken bottles as weapons, CBS News reports.

Stunning new details reveal Bakari Henderson (right) was killed on a Greek party island at a bar because he and a friend put their drinks down at the wrong end of a table

Astrid Von Ehren-McCray, a longtime family friend, said: ‘I couldn’t believe it… And I’m trying to compose myself, but I couldn’t believe it.’

The account was in line with what was published in Athens newspaper Kathimerini.

The newspaper cited police reports, stating the fight was caused by a: ‘petty dispute over someone setting their drink down on a table occupied by a different group.

‘On leaving the bar, a group of Serbian patrons allegedly attacked Henderson, threw him onto the road and started punching and kicking him.’

4232EC2500000578-4682364-image-a-10_1499702550870

Eight people have been arrested.

Greek police said among them were a 34-year-old Greek and a 32-year-old British man of Serbian origin. Serbia’s foreign ministry said six of its citizens were arrested.

 

Henderson died from severe injuries to the head and the blows were so severe he did not have a chance to defend himself, a Greek coroner ruled.

 

cctv still showing mob attacking man outside bar in greece

The huge crowd of people is seen chasing Henderson down a street (Picture: Protothema.gr)

Henderson had recently graduated from the University of Arizona.

Family and friends have since paid tribute. College friend Alyssa White said: ‘He was the guy who walked around campus and knew everyone.

cctv still showing mob attacking man outside bar in greece

The mob only stopped when a woman passed by and told them to (Picture: Protothema.gr)

‘He was so determined in life, I mean he had dreams of starting a clothing line and opening his own business and he inspired me to work harder.’

Henderson’s aunt, Jan Richardson, told The Associated Press on Monday that her nephew had planned to travel to Spain after his time in Greece.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s