(WTNH) — News 8 has obtained new documents in the case of a Connecticut man charged in the death of a maintanience worker in the Carribean.
In April of this year, Scott Hapgood, 44, of Darien was on vacation with his family at a resort in Anguilla. The Hapgood family said Hapgood was defending himself after an employee, 27-year-old Kenny Mitchel, began attacking Hapgood in front of his children.
Officials say Mitchel got into the family’s room after telling them he had to fix a bathroom sink.
The Hapgood family said Hapgood was defending himself after an employee, Kenny Mitchel, began attacking him in front of his children with a knife in an attempt to rob him.
Official documents reveal that Mitchel was high on a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack, including cocaine.
In a statement, the lawyer for Hapgood said:
“The toxicology report confirms that Scott Hapgood had no choice but to defend himself and his children from the frenzied attack of a man under the influence of a dangerous combination of illegal drugs and alcohol.”– Juliya Abrisman, International Lawyer for Scott Hapgood
Hapgood was charged with manslaughter and is due to return to Anguilla for a court appearance on Thursday, August 22nd.