Connecticut-based banker Gavin Scott Hapgood exchanged one luxury resort for another after allegedly killing Anguilla hotel employee Kenny Mitchel.
"He was in Malliouhana Resort, where he killed Kenny. Already on the first day [it happened] he had visited the Four Seasons and remained until his departure [from the island]. I talked to the staff, and they said he did not behave like someone who had a traumatic event, "said Haydn Hughes, a former parliamentary tourism secretary for the Caribbean island and local radio host, to Page Six on Friday. 19659002] Another source told us that Hapgood stayed with Four Seasons for four days after Mitchel died, until he was charged.
Reps for Hapgood have said he behaved like an armed Mitchel in self-defense. "Scott and his family were traumatized by the robbery they survived and are grateful that they are still alive," the representative said. A death certificate said that Mitchel had been killed by "stomach attack, positional asphyxia, and blunt head, neck, and torso violence."
Hapgood was arrested for manslaughter but released on bail of around $ 74,000 and allowed to return to the US ̵
A source on the island known to wealthy and famous vacationers told us, "The authorities want this to go away because it's terrible for the island. Hotels have cancellations. , , The attitude is: "Do not mess up tourism." People are wary of the information they give, but the island rallies behind Mitchel. There is no racial division. Anguilla just is not like that. "
Mitchel's father claimed in a radio interview with Hughes last week that during the incident that led to his son's death," none of them attempted to take this man from my son, not one, after what I did. " have understood. "He claimed that unspecified people feared that they" would lose their job because they touched a tourist.
Thomas Astaphan, Hapgood Attorney, declined to comment.