New details emerge in case of Connecticut banker charged in Anguilla slay

Mail Online | 4/23/2019 | Keith Griffith For;Associated Press
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New details have emerged in the case of an American investment banker who was charged with manslaughter while on vacation with his wife and children in Anguilla.

Gavin Scott Hapgood, 44, was with his two young daughters in his hotel room at the upscale Malliouhana resort when maintenance worker Kenny Mitchel, 27, was killed there on April 13, according to police spokesman Randy Dick.

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Hapgood was charged with manslaughter in the case and released on a $74,000 bond that sparked anger among Anguillans, who are demanding that he return to face justice in the British territory of nearly 15,000 people.

Though Dick says police do not have a motive in the case, an island source said that Hapgood has claimed that Mitchel pulled a knife and tried to rob him, prompting the banker to fight in self defense.

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Hapgood is an account manager with UBS Global Asset Management in New York City and lives in Darien, Connecticut.

Dick said Hapgood was originally held at Her Majesty's Prison in Anguilla after he was denied bail, but he was later released on bond after his attorney appealed to the High Court.

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Video posted to Facebook shows Hapgood being handcuffed and led inside Her Majesty's Prison, and another shows him after he was released being led to a private jet.

Hapgood's release prompted a flurry of comments on social media both from Anguillans demanding justice for Mitchel and from foreigners who regularly visit the island, with some saying the general anger directed at tourists frightened them.

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'It's clear that people are angry over this situation,' Dick said. 'They are very emotional about it. The police continue to perform in a very professional manner, and they...
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