Trump says he’ll look into case of Darien man accused of killing resort employee in Anguilla


WASHINGTON (AP/WTNH) — President Donald Trump said he’ll “be looking into” the case of a Darien financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla after the man’s wife appeared on the “Fox & Friends” morning show and urged Trump to intervene.

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Trump tweeted shortly after the segment that “something looks and sounds very wrong.”

He said: “I know Anguilla will want to see this case be properly and justly resolved!”

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Scott Hapgood and his family were on vacation when they said a hotel worker showed up at their room unannounced and demanded money before attacking them on April 13.

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An autopsy report shows the victim, 27-year-old Kenny Mitchel, of Dominica, died of positional asphyxia and received blunt force injuries to his torso and other areas.

Official documents reveal that Mitchel was high on a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack, including cocaine.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal released the following statement regarding Scott Hapgood:

I have worked over the past year with the State Department in close consultation with Scott Hapgood’s legal team seeking fair and safe treatment in these foreign legal proceedings. I will continue these efforts to assure a just outcome as swiftly as possible without unnecessary burden to him and his family.

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