Jasmine Hartin, sister from Belize, convicted of manslaughter


The younger sister of a prominent police officer, gunned down by social celebrity Jasmine Hartin, strongly condemned his decision to prosecute her for negligent manslaughter – “It’s not justice” to DailyMail.com. T.

Hartin, 32, married to the son of British billionaire Sir Michael Ashcroft, could escape with a fine of just $ 10,000 after authorities in Belize decide to commit murder or manslaughter. I was able to do it.

The mother-of-two said she was handing over her service weapons after manager Henry Gemot put the service weapons on the dock early Friday morning as they drank and socialized. He claims to have accidentally shot.

‘It’s wrong. It’s wrong. The family is going to have a hard time. It’s not justice, ”said her sister, Cherry Gemot, who is also the Belize Police Commissioner.

Cherry Gemot (right), sister of murdered Belize policeman Henry Gemot (left), has expressed her opposition to the decision to prosecute Jasmine Hartin for manslaughter.

Canadian socialite Hartin, 32, claims he accidentally shot and killed a Belize policeman on Friday.

Police are trying to figure out how Henry Gemot was shot with his police guns.  A single bullet hole penetrating the skin behind the right ear

Canadian socialite Hartin, 32, claims he accidentally shot and killed a Belize policeman on Friday.

“My brother will have a state funeral on June 12th. He sentenced the police to 24 years. And is that the value they placed on his life?

Cherry, 48, said Hertin went to trial after being charged with murder and should have been left to the jury to determine whether the murder was manslaughter.

“I predict that she will be released on bail within 7 working days. She can afford it.

“People can see what’s going on here. They are already saying it, ”she added.

“I can’t say much because of my position, but it’s not fair. Something is wrong.

“He was our only boy. She took her life. She took her family from him. She took her love from us.

Police believe Gemot and Hertin were playing with their military weapons before accidentally shooting.

The couple, known as Old Friends, were socializing in violation of Belize’s late night stay home order.

After a single gunshot rang out at 1 a.m., guards found the Canadian “hysterical” and bloodied at the scene.

Police believe Gemot and Hertin were playing with their military weapons before accidentally shooting.

Police believe Gemot and Hertin were playing with their military weapons before accidentally shooting.

Hertin was held in a detention center at the San Pedro police station (pictured).

Hertin was held in a detention center at the San Pedro police station (pictured).

Cherry, who appears with her brother, told DailyMail.com that Hertin should have been charged with murder and brought to justice, rather than

Cherry, who appears with her brother, told DailyMail.com that Hertin should have been charged with murder and brought to justice, rather than “escaping” on such minor charges.

Gemot, a father of five with a longtime partner, was found dead in shallow water.

After being arrested by police, Hertin called Godfrey Smith, a former Belize attorney general, and his attorney, Godfrey Smith, according to sources.

However, Police Commissioner Chester Williams revealed on Sunday that Hertin had carefully released a statement that the case had been turned over to Cheryl Lynn Vidal, chief prosecutor of prosecutors.

Hartin was arrested on Monday behind a secret cloak in the resort’s only town, San Pedro, despite authorities saying wealthy prisoners would not receive preferential treatment.

Police suddenly kicked journalists and the general public out of the building, after which she was taken from a small concrete cell to a ground floor court at around 3:30 p.m. local time.

Authorities cited Covid’s social distancing rules, which ban gatherings of more than 10 people, but more than twice that day were standing in the waiting room earlier in the day.

Smith eventually appeared after a three-hour hearing, confirming that the client had been charged with negligent manslaughter.

Late Thursday evening, Hertin left his luxury hotel, Alaia (pictured), walked a short distance along the beach to a small wooden jetty and met Gemot

Late Thursday evening, Hertin left his luxury hotel, Alaia (pictured), walked a short distance along the beach to a small wooden jetty and met Gemot

Jasmine Hartin with husband Andrew Ashcroft at the opening ceremony for the new resort on May 7.

Jasmine Hartin with husband Andrew Ashcroft at the opening ceremony for the new resort on May 7.

In Belize’s criminal justice system, the sentence for manslaughter is life imprisonment (up to 25 years), but if negligence is accused it can be reduced to five years.

A fine of around $ 20,000 in Belizean dollars or $ 10,000 in US currency could be a fine, according to sources familiar with the secretive justice system in Central American countries.

Hertin was denied bail and remains in custody, awaiting transfer to Hattyville Prison on mainland Belize.

Estate agents and social figures are married to Andrew Ashcroft, 43, the youngest son of influential British businessman Sir Ashcroft.

Sir Ashcroft has a commercial interest in Belize Photo: Sir Ashcroft and Sir Steinberg in the lobby of the House of Lords

Sir Ashcroft has a commercial interest in Belize Photo: Sir Ashcroft and Sir Steinberg in the lobby of the House of Lords

Ashcroft, 75, is a former vice president and a key financial supporter of the ruling Conservative Party in the UK. He also holds the citizenship of Belize, has a significant investment in Belize and is represented by the United Nations.

Ashcrofts’ latest venture, in partnership with hotel giant Marriott, is a shiny new resort in Alaia that was completed during the lockdown and opened just three weeks ago.

There was a rooftop pool and the room was $ 1,000 a night this week. Ashcrofts is also building a condominium on neighboring land.

A 24-year-old veteran of the Belize Police Department, Gemot has five children and a 14-year-old partner, and is known to his family as his wife.

After serving as a senior officer at Ambergris Caye for three years starting in 2016 and forming a friendly relationship with Ashcrofts, he returned to his family in mainland Belize.

After taking a break from work due to “personal issues” Gemot returned to the island for vacations and fishing trips and contacted her “old friend”, Hertin.

Despite senior police officers, locals said they were surprised to hear veteran street cops of working-class background mixed with billionaire expatriates like Hartin’s in-laws. Has been.

“Both were dressed,” Chester Williams told reporters last week. “They knew each other. They had been drinking for hours before the incident. ..

Jasmine Hartin, sister from Belize, convicted of manslaughter


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