Banker Accused of Resort Death Fears for Safety

This family was on vacation in Anguilla when disaster struck. The dad ended up killing a worker at their hotel, he says in self-defense. Now as pre-trial hearings get underway, the dad is returning to the Caribbean to clear his name. Here is our Steven Fabian. The banker accused of beating a hotel worker to death on the island paradise of Anguilla is speaking out today with his attorney by his side. It's been a living nightmare. Scott Hapgood was vacationing with his wife and three children at the luxury Malliouhana Resort when he says a maintenance worker came to his room unannounced and attacked him with a knife. My family's life was changed forever. Since that day, we have been living a nightmare that has gradually become our reality. The hotel employee, 27-year-old Kenny Mitchell, died of asphyxia and blunt force trauma after Hapgood sat on top of him, waiting for police to come. Hapgood was injured in the struggle. He was charged with manslaughter but was released on bail and allowed to fly home to Darien, Connecticut. On Monday, he returned to Anguilla for a bail hearing, then he quickly flew home on a commercial flight. Now, he's been ordered to go back again for another hearing on Thursday. Hapgood held a press conference today here in New York. He says he fears for his safety as he flies back and forth to Anguilla. The locals have rallied to the side of the slain hotel worker's family, and even the Anguilla police say they cannot guarantee his safety when he returns. It was a terrifying incident, it was a terrifying experience on the island post the arrest. Having spent multiple nights incarcerated, being threatened on the island and since. Mitchell was the father of a two-year-old girl. A just-released toxicology report says he had cocaine and marijuana in his system. His blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit. Three weeks before the hotel room brawl, Mitchell was accused of raping the mother of his child. She now tells The New York Times, "It wasn't a rape. "It was a misunderstanding." Hapgood embraced his wife Kallie after the press conference. He says he's eager to clear his name. The truth will come out, and I look forward to that. (fanfare music)

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