THE daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft has been CHARGED with manslaughter over the shooting death of a Belize cop.

Henry Jemmott’s lifeless body was found floating in the sea near San Pedro on Friday, and Jasmine Harti, who had “blood on her arms and clothes,” was then arrested.

The 38-year-old is now facing manslaughter by negligence charges.

Jemmott’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told the DailyMail that she knew Hartin would be charged in connection with his death.

“I got a call. I was informed that she will be charged tomorrow, but they did not say what she was going to be charged with,” Tzul said on Sunday.

The cop was shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law (and) had a head wound like an assassination,” his sister said.

However, according to 7 News, she said that she was giving the superintendent a shoulder massage when he asked her to hand him his pistol.

She then alleged that the Glock accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head, according to sources.

Hartin claims Jemmott then fell on him and she pushed him off, leading to his lifeless body falling from the pier to the water.

  • WHAT JASMINE HARTIN’S DEFENSE?

    Jasmine Hartin, 38, was charged with manslaughter by negligence on Monday.

    Hartin was arrested on Friday after the body of police officer Henry Jemmott was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize.

    Hartin said that she was giving Jemmott, a police superintendent, a shoulder massage when he asked her to hand him his pistol, according to 7News.

    She then alleged that the gun accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head, according to sources.

    Hartin claims Jemmott then fell on her and she pushed him off, leading to his lifeless body falling from the pier to the water.

  • JASMINE HARTIN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

    The daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a Belize cop.

    Jasmine Hartin, 38, is facing manslaughter by negligence charges after the body of officer Henry Jemmott was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize, on Friday.

    Jemmott, 42, was reportedly shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law (and) had a head wound like an assassination,” his sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told the DailyMail.

  • BELIZE POLICE REMEMBER FALLEN OFFICER

    Acting Commandant Commander Gregory Soberanis said of Jemmott: “His service to his department and country will not be forgotten.

    “Today we mourn his loss, but honour is duty to service.

    “On behalf of the Belize coast guard our deepest sympathies as we stand together with the police department in this time of bereavement.”

    Commissioner Chester Williams said his team were focusing on whether the gun shot wound was self inflicted or caused by someone else.

    He added: “We have to keep an open mind in the investigation. But there is no suggestion to say there is any third actor.”

  • WHO IS JASMINE HARTIN’S HUSBAND?

    Jasmine Hartin is married to Lord Andrew Ashcroft.

    Andrew, 43, is the youngest of Lord Ashcroft’s three children from his first marriage and is a citizen of Belize, where he lives and works with Jasmine.

    The couple head a luxury hotel company.

    Jasmine Hartin and husband Andrew Ashcroft
    Jasmine Hartin and husband Andrew Ashcroft
  • LORD ASHCROFT MAKES NO MENTION OF DAUGHTER-IN-LAW’S CHARGES

    Lord Michael Ashcroft has not yet commented on his daughter-in-law’s manslaughter charges in the death of Belize police officer Henry Jemmott.

    While Ashcroft has Belizean citizenship and lives in the country, he remains active in British politics.

    On Monday morning, Ashcroft tweeted a jab at Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    Hartin was arrested on Friday and charged on Monday.

  • HARTIN WAS INITIALLY ‘NOT HELPING’ IN INVESTIGATION, POLICE SAY

    Police in Belize said that a single gunshot was heard on Friday, and officers found Jasmine Hartin on the pier in San Pedro with “blood on her arms and her clothing.”

    Police said Hartin was “not helping” as they tried to investigate what happened.

    “When she was detained last night she was not co-operating,” Commissioner Chester Williams said after her arrest.

    “She stated that she needed to have her attorney present in order for her to say what she needs to say, and it’s her right by virtue of the constitution, but that raises a red flag,” he continued.

    Williams said police need an “explanation” from Hartin.

    “From what we have been made to understand, they were drinking. From investigation, they were alone on the pier, and yes, they were both fully clothed,” Williams said.

  • WHAT HAS JASMINE HARTIN SAID IN HER DEFENSE?

    Jasmine Hartin, 38, was charged with manslaughter by negligence on Monday.

    Hartin was arrested on Friday after the body of police officer Henry Jemmott was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize.

    Hartin said that she was giving Jemmott, a police superintendent, a shoulder massage when he asked her to hand him his pistol, according to 7News.

    She then alleged that the gun accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head, according to sources.

    Hartin claims Jemmott then fell on her and she pushed him off, leading to his lifeless body falling from the pier to the water.

  • JASMINE HARTIN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

    The daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a Belize cop.

    Jasmine Hartin, 38, is facing manslaughter by negligence charges after the body of officer Henry Jemmott was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize, on Friday.

    Jemmott, 42, was reportedly shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law (and) had a head wound like an assassination,” his sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told the DailyMail.

  • WHO IS LORD MICHAEL ASHCROFT?

    Jasmine Hartin is the daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, who is the former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

    He lives in Belize but remains active in British politics.

    Ashcroft has not commented on Hartin’s involvement in the death of Belize Officer Henry Jemmott.

    Lord Michael Ashcroft
    Lord Michael Ashcroft

  • FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL GODFREY SMITH SEEK VISITING SAN PEDRO JAIL

    Jasmine Hartin is being held in a San Pedro jail after being arrested in connection to Officer Henry Jemmott’s death.

    Godfrey Smith, the longtime lawyer of Hartin’s father-in-law, was seen visiting the prison on Friday.

    Smith was the Attorney General of Belize from 1999 to 2004.

  • BELIZE POLICE QUESTION IF GUNSHOT WAS SELF-INFLICTED

    Commissioner Chester Williams said his team was focusing on whether the gunshot wound that killed Henry Jemmott was self-inflicted or caused by someone else.

    “We have to keep an open mind in the investigation. But there is no suggestion to say there is any third actor,” Williams said.

    Henry’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, said a police pathologist told her that her brother was murdered.

    “My brother would never kill himself,” Tzul said. “He had a passion for life.”

  • HARTIN WAS GIVING JEMMOTT A ‘MASSAGE’ WHEN GUN WENT OFF

    According to 7 News, Jasmine Hartin said that she was giving the superintendent a shoulder massage when he asked her to hand him his pistol.

    She then alleged that the gun accidentally went off and shot Henry Jemmott in the back of the head, according to sources.

    Hartin claims Jemmott then fell on her, and she pushed him off, leading to his lifeless body falling from the pier to the water.

    However, in another claimed alibi, Hartin suggested to first responders that the shot might have come from a passing boat.

    Jemmott suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

  • OFFICER JEMMOTT WAS SHOT WHILE ‘DRINKING’ WITH HARTIN

    Officer Henry Jemmott was shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law,” Jasmine Hartin.

    Jemmott’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, said her brother and Hartin knew each other, although there was no “romantic relationship at all,” according to the Telegraph.

    Cherry Jemmott, another sister, described her brother’s fatal wound as an “assassination.”

    “He is so skillful after 24 years [as an officer], he would never have left his guard down,” Cherry said. “He was a top cop. I don’t know how he let down his guard to be shot with his own gun.”

  • HARTIN HAD ‘BLOOD ON CLOTHES’

    Hartin was arrested with blood on her clothes after the officer was found with a single gunshot wound to the dead.

    But Jasmine Ashcroft is still “not helping” police with their enquiries into the tragedy, as it is understood she is waiting for legal representation.

    Local police now say that this raises a “red flag” and that without an explanation, she will be “treated as the killer.”

    Police also say that Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law will be “treated as a killer” if she remains silent after being arrested over an officer’s death.

  • WHO IS JASMINE HARTIN?

    38-year-old Jasmine Hartin is the American partner of Andrew Ashcroft, 43, the youngest son of the billionaire Tory donor.

    Andrew, 43, is the youngest of Lord Ashcroft’s three children from his first marriage and is a citizen of Belize, where he lives and works with Jasmine.

    The couple have two children and recently opened a luxury resort together close to where the shooting occurred.

  • WAS THE GUNSHOT SELF INFLICTED?

    Commissioner Chester Williams said his team were focusing on whether the gun shot wound was self inflicted or caused by someone else.

    He added: “We have to keep an open mind in the investigation. But there is no suggestion to say there is any third actor.

    “Inspection of the body should tell us a lot in terms of proximity and trajectory which will assist in determining the distance from which the shot was fired as well as whether or not Mr Jemmott could have caused his own injury or it was caused by someone in his close proximity.”

  • WHAT WAS JEMMOTT’S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    The superintendent was taken to San Pedro clinic where he was found dead on arrival.

    Post mortem results on Supt Jemmott were due last night.

    But the dead cop’s sister Marie Jemmott Tzultold reporters she had already been told by a police pathologist he had been murdered.

    Police in Belize said that a single gunshot was heard – and officers then found the woman on the pier with “blood on her arms and her clothing.”

  • WERE JASMINE HARTIN AND HENRY JEMMOTT HAVING AN AFFAIR?

    The daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft was not having an affair with the married cop she allegedly shot dead, his family has claimed.

    Henry Jemmott’s body was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize, and Jasmine Hartin, 38, who had “blood on her arms and clothes,” was then arrested.

    Jemmott suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

  • WHO HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF HENRY JEMMOTT?

    Although no one has been charged as of yet, Jemmott’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told the DailyMail that Hartin would be charged in connection with his death.

    “I got a call. I was informed that she will be charged tomorrow, but they did not say what she was going to be charged with,” Tzul said on Sunday.

    The cop was shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law (and) had a head wound like an assassination,” his sister said.

  • DOES JEMMOTT HAVE CHILDREN?

    Henry Jemmott, the cop allegedly slain by Jasmine Hartin, is a father of five children.

    He has one son, six, and four daughters, aged 9, 11, 12, and 14.

    Tributes have been paid to the officer – who was described as a well-known commander in Belize’s largest city and port.

  • JEMMOTT AND HARTIN WERE DRINKING AT TIME OF MURDER

    Hartin and Jemmott were supposedly friends, police said.

    The American, married to Andrew Ashcroft, was allegedly socializing with Jemmott at the time of the shooting.

    “From what we have been made to understand, they were drinking. From investigation, they were alone on the pier, and yes, they were both fully clothed,” Commissioner Chester Williams said.

  • POLICE MOURN LOSS OF BELIZE COP

    Acting Commandant Commander Gregory Soberanis said of Jemmott: “His service to his department and country will not be forgotten.

    “Today we mourn his loss, but honour is duty to service.

    “On behalf of the Belize coast guard our deepest sympathies as we stand together with the police department in this time of bereavement.”

    Commissioner Chester Williams said his team were focusing on whether the gun shot wound was self inflicted or caused by someone else.

    He added: “We have to keep an open mind in the investigation. But there is no suggestion to say there is any third actor.”

  • JEMMOTT’S SISTER SAID DEATH WAS ‘ASSASSINATION’

    Henry’s sister Cherry Jemmot, 48, told DailyMail.com: “He had a gunshot behind his ear like an assassination.

    “He is so skillful after 24 years [as an officer], he would never have left his guard down.

    “He was a top cop. I don’t know how he let down his guard to be shot with his own gun.”

  • HARTIN CLAIMS SHOT CAME FROM PASSING BOAT

    Hartin first alleged that the Glock accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head, according to sources.

    However, in another claimed alibi, Hartin suggested to first responders that the shot might have come from a passing boat.

    Henry Jemmott’s lifeless body was found floating in the water with a single gunshot wound to the head.

  • DID HARTIN AND JEMMOTT KNOW EACH OTHER?

    Police said the pair knew each other socially in Belize, Central America, where Hartin and husband Andrew head a luxury hotel company.

    The investigation is operating on the basis that Hartin and Superintedant Jemmott had been playing with his pistol after drinking, The Times reports.

    Belize’s police commissioner Chester Williams confirmed that Hartin had been alone with dad-of-five Jemmott and there is no indication a third person was involved.

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