Scott Hapgood sues resort after being charged in hotel worker’s death

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Scott Hapgood sues resort after being charged in hotel worker’s death

The Connecticut banker charged in the death of an Anguilla hotel employee has sued the posh resort chain — claiming they failed to guard him and his household from the now-slain staffer.

Auberge Resorts — which owns the five-star Malliouhana hotel — ought to have fired worker Kenny Mitchel as a result of he had felony costs pending in opposition to him, banker Scott Hapgood claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in a California court docket.

“Auberge let Mitchel — this drunk, excessive, delinquent, accused-rapist worker — keep in an Auberge uniform and gave him unrestricted entry to its company, together with kids,” the go well with claims.

Hapgood, 44, faces manslaughter costs on the Caribbean island in the April 13 scuffle that left 27-year-old Mitchel lifeless.

The Darien, Conn. dad of three has insisted he acted in self-defense after Mitchel got here to his hotel room, claiming he was there to repair a sink — after which attacked him with a knife and demanded money.

Authorities initially stated Mitchel died of susceptible restraint, positional asphyxia and blunt pressure trauma, however a revised toxicology report later confirmed he had a doubtlessly deadly quantity of cocaine in his system, in addition to a great deal of alcohol.

Hapgood refused to return to Anguilla to face costs out of worry for his security.The day of the alleged assault, different staff noticed Mitchel “behaving erratically,” stated the go well with.“He confirmed as much as work two hours late and disappeared for a considerable time period in the center […]

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