ANGUILLA, Carribean (WTNH) — On Wednesday, April 17th, The Anguillian Newspaper issued a post on Facebook that a financial advisor from Darien, Connecticut travelled to the Carribean island of Anguilla on vacation with his family had been arrested.
44-year-old Gavin Scott Hapgood was arrested for alleged manslaughter of 27-year-old K. Mitchel on the island. Mitchel was a hotel employee at the hotel which Hapgood and his family were staying.
The publication mentioned that K. Mitchel’s official cause of death, as reflected on his death certificate, was “due to prone restraint, positional asphyxia and blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and torso”.
The Connecticut resident was released on $200,000.00 EC bail (or approximately $74,000.00 US dollars) and must return to Anguilla for court on Thursday, August 22nd.
UPDATE: April 25, 2019:
On-the Record Statement by Kelcey Kintner, Spokeswoman for Scott Hapgood:
Attacked without warning in his family’s hotel room by a maintenance worker who was armed and demanding money, Scott Hapgood acted in self-defense to protect the lives of his young daughters and himself.
Despite false reports to the contrary, the Hapgoods never called maintenance. Neither invited nor expected, the worker showed up unannounced in uniform at the hotel room, claiming he was there to fix a broken sink before carrying out his sudden, violent attack on the family.
A dedicated father and husband and respected member of his community, Scott and the members of his family have been traumatized by the assault they survived and are thankful to be alive.
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