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Bakari Henderson: Prosecutor asks maximum sentences for 6 defendants

The public prosecutor in the criminal court in Patras asked maximum sentences for six out of nine defendants for the murder of 22-year-old US tourist Bakari Henderosn last year in Zalynthos.

According to local media, the prosecutor who leads the trial has asked the maximum sentence for murder with intent and collusion to commit murder for six defendants.

For three of them, the prosecutor asked lesser sentences for complicity to commit murder for one and bodily harm for two defendants.

The prosecutor has asked that charges should be also brought against the owner of the bar in famous resort of Laganas where the brawl that ended in the murder to Henderson started. The defendants were employees and customers of the bar. The bar owner should face charges for aiding and abetting the murder, perjury and illegal weapon possession, so the prosecutor.

The trial started on 21. September despite attempts to postponement.

On 7. July 2017, Bakari Henderson was beaten to death by a mob of bar workers and clients,  majority of them being Serbian nationals.

The victims’ parents have been frequently traveling to Greece to attend the trial of those who murdered their child.

Bakari’s mother Jill Henderson told reporters “We keep coming hoping to hear the truth, hoping for an apology. But nothing has happened. Our main goals is that justice prevails.”

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