Trump says he’ll look into case after Fox appearance

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.

But a second autopsy found that Mitchel had twice the potentially lethal level of cocaine in his system.

Kallie Hapgood, the wife of UBS banker Scott Hapgood, appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to plead for help from President Trump

Kallie Hapgood, the wife of UBS banker Scott Hapgood, appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to plead for help from President Trump

Kallie Hapgood, the wife of UBS banker Scott Hapgood, appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to plead for help from President Trump

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

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

Trump tweeted shortly after the segment that, ‘Something looks and sounds very wrong.’

Kallie Hapgood, 44, has been giving her first few interviews to media outlets since the April 13 incident.

‘It was our first trip out of the country as a family. Our passports arrived a month before we left,’ she told Fox & Friends.

On that fateful Saturday at 4 o’clock, the family was in their hotel room when there was a knock on the door, according to Hapgood.

‘Somebody in hotel uniform said I’m here to fix a leak in my sink,’ she recalled.

‘My husband said: “We don’t have any leaks in our sink, but come on in. Here’s our bathroom”.’

Moments later, Hapgood says she noticed ‘somebody had a knife and was demanding money.’

She told Fox & Friends that during the ensuing struggle, her husband was stabbed.

Hapgood claims that the authorities in Anguilla charged her husband for manslaughter even though the assailant died an hour later from a cocaine overdose.

An autopsy found that the hotel worker had twice the potentially lethal level of cocaine in his system.

But the authorities on the island brought manslaughter charges against Scott Hapgood based on an initial autopsy which claimed that Mitchel died due to blunt force trauma.

Kallie Hapgood said she appeared on Fox & Friends to make a direct appeal to President Trump.

‘I’ve seen Trump help Americans in peril around the globe and we really need his help,’ she said.

‘Scott Hapgood is the type of American you want to help. He’s an amazing father, an amazing person.’

The couple from Darien, Connecticut had been on their Caribbean dream vacation for less than 48 hours when the nightmare ordeal began.

Kallie Hapgood, 44, is seen with her husband Scott and their three children. Kallie has spoken out in her first interview since her husband was involved in a violent incident in Anguilla

Kallie Hapgood, 44, is seen with her husband Scott and their three children. Kallie has spoken out in her first interview since her husband was involved in a violent incident in Anguilla

Kallie Hapgood, 44, is seen with her husband Scott and their three children. Kallie has spoken out in her first interview since her husband was involved in a violent incident in Anguilla

Kenny Mitchel

Kenny Mitchel

Hapgood is pictured in the aftermath of his violent struggle with Hapgood

Hapgood is pictured in the aftermath of his violent struggle with Hapgood

Malliouhana resort employee Kenny Mitchel (left) died on April 13 after he allegedly broke into the hotel room of UBS banker Scott Hapgood (right following the incident)

The family was staying at the upscale Malliouhana resort (pictured) when the incident occurred

The family was staying at the upscale Malliouhana resort (pictured) when the incident occurred

The family was staying at the upscale Malliouhana resort (pictured) when the incident occurred

Kallie was just returning from morning snorkling when her 13-year-old came sprinting through the hotel lobby and screamed: ‘Dad’s been stabbed!’

‘I was so fearful that my husband had passed away,’ Kallie told the New York Post.

‘I ran, and I was so thankful that he was alive.’

Islanders, many of whom were friends with Mitchel, demanded that Scott be prosecuted, and he was charged with manslaughter.

When Scott was granted bail and allowed to return to the U.S. pending trial, many locals accused him of ‘white privilege.’

Kallie revealed that her family had been tormented with death threats from Mitchel’s supporters on the island.

Once, she received a terrifying call at her office while Hapgood was in Anguilla for a hearing, prompting her to alert police in Darien.

‘There was a really scary laugh on the other end,’ she said. ‘Like a malicious laugh.’

She revealed that since the incident, her husband has returned to Anguilla three times to answer to the charges.

Though his wife begged him not to return to the island, Scott returned for a court date in September (above) and vows he will clear his name in court

Though his wife begged him not to return to the island, Scott returned for a court date in September (above) and vows he will clear his name in court

Though his wife begged him not to return to the island, Scott returned for a court date in September (above) and vows he will clear his name in court

Scott Hapgood, a UBS financial advisor who is accused of killing a hotel worker while on vacation, speaks to reporters outside a courthouse in Anguilla in August

Scott Hapgood, a UBS financial advisor who is accused of killing a hotel worker while on vacation, speaks to reporters outside a courthouse in Anguilla in August

Scott Hapgood, a UBS financial advisor who is accused of killing a hotel worker while on vacation, speaks to reporters outside a courthouse in Anguilla in August

Kallie also said she has begged Scott not to return to the island for court dates, urging him to take his chances with being arrested in America.

‘I have begged him from day one not to go back there, and I still don’t want him to go back there, but he needs to make his own decisions, and he feels strongly about clearing his name,’ Kallie told the Post.

‘He knows he did nothing wrong. He’s not responsible for Mitchel’s death, but to me, I don’t know if that is enough to keep him safe. If he were to be remanded to prison, I think it would be the equivalent of a death sentence.’

Though Mitchel has strong support among locals in Anguilla, it emerged after his death that he was arrested and accused of raping the mother of his children, Emily Garlick, in March.

Garlick later claimed it was a misunderstanding.

The reports about the rape accusation raised questions about why Mitchel was working at the upscale Malliouhana resort just weeks later.

Mitchel

Mitchel

Mitchel with the mother of his children, Emily Garlick

Mitchel with the mother of his children, Emily Garlick

Mitchel is seen left and right with the mother of his children, Emily Garlick. He was arrested and accused of raping Garlick in March, but she later claimed it was a misunderstanding

Mitchel’s death was initially listed as asphyxiation and blunt force trauma to the head, leading Hapgood to be charged with manslaughter.

But a revised report dated September 3, and obtained by The New York Times this week, claims that Mitchell may actually have died from a drug overdose.

‘Acute cocaine toxicity could have been a potentially independent cause of death in the known circumstances,’ it reads.

The UBS banker has been released on bond and is currently back at his home in the affluent town of Darien, Connecticut, which was last year named the wealthiest community in America.

The trial has been adjourned until November 11.

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