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Connecticut Man Claims Self-Defense in Anguilla Hotel Worker Killing

A spokeswoman for a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla said he was attacked by the victim and acted in self-defense

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    New Details Released in Connecticut Finance Adviser's Family Vacation Death Mystery

    Authorities in Anguilla released new details Tuesday in an investigation involving a Connecticut financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker during a family vacation, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    A spokeswoman for a U.S. financial adviser from Connecticut who was charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla said he acted in self-defense and accused the victim of attacking him

    Kelcey Kintner released a statement Thursday alleging the worker showed up at Scott Hapgood's room unannounced, saying he was there to fix a broken sink. The statement alleges the worker was armed and demanded money before attacking the family. 

    A spokesman for Anguilla police did not return a message for comment. Relatives of the victim could not be reached for comment. 

    Hapgood returned to Connecticut after he was released on $74,000 bond. He faces an Aug. 22 hearing in Anguilla. 

    The case has sparked racial tensions on an island that caters to wealthy tourists.