A toxicology report reveals Kenny Mitchel, 27, had cocaine, marijuana and other drugs in his system as well as alcohol when he was killed
The Caribbean island hotel worker who was killed by a Connecticut businessman after he allegedly tried to rob the family at knife point in their hotel room had drugs and alcohol in his system when he died.
Toxicology reports show that Kenny Mitchel, the hotel employee at the Malliouhana resort in Anguilla, tested positive for cocaine, marijuana and other drugs.
The report also revealed the 27-year-old father-of-one had a blood alcohol level of .181, which is more than double the legal limit in the US and UK.
It’s also been revealed that just a month before his death, Mitchel was arrested and charged with raping his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Emily Garlick.
This comes as his accused killer Gavin Scott Hapgood is expected to return to the island this Thursday to face manslaughter charges.
Hapgood, 44, was with his two young daughters in his hotel room at the upscale Malliouhana resort when he alleges Mitchel pulled a knife and tried to rob them after claiming he came to the room to fix the sink.
Mitchel was killed by Gavin Hapgood, 44, (pictured with his family) on April 13 at the resort in Anguilla where he worked. Hapgood killed Mitchel in front of his two daughters
The UBS banker claims the killing was in ‘self-defense to protect the lives of his young daughters and himself’ and is seen here with scratches and what the family say are bite marks
Hapgood (pictured, during his arrest) was originally denied bail, but a judge later approved his application for $74,000 in bail. He is expected to return to Anguilla to face manslaughter charges on Thursday
Police say that Hapgood’s two young daughters were in the room at the Malliouhana resort (above) when Mitchel died. Hapgood said he acted in self defense when Mitchel pulled a knife
The UBS banker claims the killing was in ‘self-defense to protect the lives of his young daughters and himself.’
The family said in a statement in May that Hapgood was ‘fighting for his life’ and was bitten multiple times in the confrontation.
According to the spokesperson, Mitchel showed up to the family’s room ‘unannounced in uniform’ and claimed ‘he was there to fix a broken sink before carrying out his sudden, violent attack on the family’.
Mitchel, originally from Dominica, died on April 13 of prone restraint, asphyxiation and blunt force injuries to his torso, head and neck.
About a month before the fateful encounter, Mitchel was charged with rape and the case was pending when he died.
His ex-girlfriend Garlick, who moved from the UK to Anguilla, told the New York Times that the incident was a ‘misunderstanding’.
‘It wasn’t a rape,’ Garlick said. ‘It was a misunderstanding. We had a spat. We had a disagreement. That was it.’
Hapgood was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the case and was originally held at Her Majesty’s Prison in Anguilla after he was denied bail.
But he was later released on $74,000 bond after his attorney appealed to the High Court in a move that sparked anger among Anguillans.
They demanded that he return to face justice in the British territory of nearly 15,000 people.
A GoFundMe describes Mitchel as a ‘very happy, friendly individual’, who had fallen in love and had a baby girl (pictured with ex girlfriend Emily and their child)
Mitchel’s causes of death were ruled to be prone restraint, positional asphyxia and blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and torso
After the attack, Hapgood was seen departing the Malliouhana resort and checking into the equally posh Four Seasons hotel where he and his family remained until he was arrested four days later.
A GoFundMe page created by the Unity for Justice Facebook Group after the death describes Mitchel as a ‘very happy friendly individual.’
The page claims that Hapgood called the front desk of the hotel and asked for Mitchel specifically to come to his room.
But Hapgood’s spokesperson told PageSix that ‘despite false reports to the contrary, the Hapgoods never called maintenance’.
Hapgood is an account manager with UBS Global Asset Management in New York City and lives in Darien, Connecticut.