Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder case

Authorities in Anguilla have released new details in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers.

Police spokesman Randy Dick told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the two young daughters of U.S. tourist Gavin Hapgood were in the room when worker Kenny Mitchel was killed April 13.

Hapgood faces manslaughter charges and is currently in the U.S. after being released on a $74,000 bond that sparked anger among Anguillans, who are demanding that he return to face justice.

Dick said the Connecticut resident is expected to return for an Aug. 22 hearing.

Neither Hapgood nor his lawyer returned messages for comment.