WASHINGTON DC — 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, "Will be looking into the Scott Hapgood case, and the Island of Anguilla. Something looks and sounds very wrong. 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.
Scott Hapgood was charged with manslaughter after the original autopsy report showed the victim, 27-year-old Kenny Mitchel of Dominica, died of positional asphyxia and received blunt force injuries to his torso and other areas.
A revised autopsy report, obtained by the New York Times, shows Mitchel had a lethal dose of cocaine, marijuana and alcohol in his system.
The Hapgood family says the new toxicology report proves Hapgood did not kill Mitchel during the fight.
Hapgood is scheduled to return to Anguilla on November 11 for the case.