New developments in the case of a Darien man facing manslaughter in the Caribbean

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(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.

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