‘Dream vacation became a nightmare:’ Darien man accused in resort killing responds to civil suit

Scott Hapgood, a Darien man accused of killing an Anguillan resort worker, has filed a response to the civil lawsuit filed against him by the family of the worker.
The family of Kenny Mitchel filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hapgood, who faces a manslaughter charge in the Caribbean country.
An autopsy showed Mitchel had lethal doses of cocaine in his system at the time of their altercation.
According to the filed response, a “dream vacation” for Hapgood and his family turned “into a nightmare.”
An autopsy showed Mitchel had lethal doses of cocaine in his system at the time.
According to the response, Mitchel came to the door dressed in a hotel uniform and asked to come inside to fix a broken sink. Scott then let the man inside, who then “drew a knife, demanded money, and then physically attacked Scott.”
The response says that Scott restrained Mitchel until the authorities arrived.
Steven Seligman, who represents Mitchel's family in Anguilla, told News 12 in December that he is not convinced by the toxicology results.
Read the full response below: