Trump Says He’ll Look Into Case of U.S. Financial Adviser Charged With Killing Hotel Worker in Anguilla

Scott Hapgood-Anguilla Killing
Gavin 'Scott' Hapgood, a UBS financial advisor who is accused of killing a hotel worker while on vacation in April 2019, speaks to reporters outside a courthouse in a still image from video taken in The Valley, Anguilla August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
Ricardo Arduengo—Reuters

President Donald Trump says he’ll “be looking into” the case of a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla after the man’s wife appeared on the “Fox & Friends” morning show and urged Trump to intervene.

Trump tweeted shortly after the segment that, “Something looks and sounds very wrong.”

He says: “I know Anguilla will want to see this case be properly and justly resolved!”

Scott Hapgood and his family were on vacation when they say a hotel worker showed up at their room unannounced and demanded money before attacking them on April 13.

An autopsy report shows the victim, 27-year-old Kenny Mitchel of Dominica, died of positional asphyxia and received blunt force injuries to his torso and other areas.

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