Greek court postpones retrial in beating death of US tourist

Greek court postpones retrial in beating death of US tourist
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A trial for suspects in the killing of a Texas tourist in 2017 on the Greek island of Zakynthos was postponed on Monday over a request from several of the defendants' lawyers.

The Associated Press reported Monday that a Greek court granted a request for postponement from several defense attorneys involved with the trial who were set to go to trial in other cases the same day. It was unclear when the new trial date would be set.

Five Serbian nationals and a British man with ties to Serbia were convicted last year of the fatal beating of Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old American tourist from Texas who was killed outside of a bar at a resort area on Zakynthos.

They were released, however, after a Greek judge deemed their sentences in the case, which ranged between five to 15 years in prison, to be too lenient and ordered a retrial.

Monday's delay is the second in the case, after a judge previously extended the trial following the hiring of a new attorney by Henderson's family.