A Connecticut monetary adviser on trip along with his household in Anguilla was arrested on manslaughter costs this week.
Cops on the Caribbean island issued a press release on Wednesday that they’d arrested Gavin Scott Hapgood, 44, for alleged manslaughter after launching an investigation into the dying of a neighborhood man.
A Royal Anguilla Police Drive publish on Fb initially mentioned that “bail was denied and Mr. Hapgood was remanded to Her Majesty’s Jail to return to court docket” on Aug. 22. However a subsequent report by a neighborhood newspaper, the Anguillian, claimed Hapgood was launched on bail of about $74,000. The outlet additional reported, “Hapgood was on trip along with his household in Anguilla staying at a resort within the West Finish of the island,” and that the sufferer “was an worker of the identical resort.” The paper mentioned a dying certificates indicated the person died “attributable to susceptible restraint, positional asphyxia and blunt drive trauma to the pinnacle, neck and torso.”
A rep for UBS, the place Hapgood works, instructed Web page Six: “We’re conscious of the latest occasions in Anguilla and are following the scenario intently. As you’ll respect, it could not be acceptable for us to offer any remark in relation to an energetic legal continuing.”
Hapgood’s native lawyer within the case reportedly instructed the court docket, “He has each intention to return to Anguilla to clear his identify.” The lawyer, Thomas Astaphan, didn’t remark additional after we reached out.
Hapgood couldn’t be reached.
Reps on the Royal Anguilla Police Drive have been on vacation, a staffer instructed us Friday, including that they’d reply after eight a.m. on Tuesday, “God keen.”
The case has kicked off livid debate and hypothesis on social media, with some commenters claiming the incident was in self-defense, and others backing the sufferer.
Cops have posted that they “acknowledge the truth that individuals need data in respect of the latest arrest and charging of a US vacationer, nonetheless, like all [investigations,] these are usually not carried out on social media.”