SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A spokeswoman for a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla said he acted in self-defence 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.
The Associated Press