Scott Hapgood, the Darien man accused of manslaughter in Anguilla, spoke Tuesday about the stress he and his family have been going through since the deadly struggle in his hotel room with a man he’s said was trying to rob them. “On April 13th, my family’s life was changed forever,” he said in prepared comments at a news conference in Manhattan. The toll on his family and himself were the focus of nearly all his statements. “Since that day, we have been living a nightmare that has gradually become our reality.” In answer to a question later in the news conference, he said of his daughters, now 14 and 12, who were in the room when his struggle with the hotel employee on April 13 led to the man’s death:
“I can tell you that I’m blown away by their strength.