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Jasmine Hartin sentenced to pay a $75,000 fine for the death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott

The Manslaughter by Negligence case against Canadian national Jasmine Hartin, 33, over the death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott has ended with a sentence requiring her to pay $75,000. Justice Ricardo Sandcroft handed down the sentencing in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 31st.  Hartin has 12 months to pay this amount or serve a year in prison. In addition to the fine, Hartin must complete 300 hours of community service at the YMCA Belize and produce a video about the consequences of drinking and making bad decisions.

The murder trial for David Gonzales continues at the Supreme Court

The murder trial of 32-year-old David Gonzales continued this week at the Supreme Court in Belize City. Accused of murdering his wife, Marisela Gonzales, back in October 2020, Gonzales’ trial began on July 21, 2022, with the announcement of over 40 witness statements as evidence.

Jasmine Hartin’s “Manslaughter by Negligence” trial to begin in April

Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was back at the Supreme Court in Belize City on Tuesday, September 27th, for a case management hearing on her Manslaughter by Negligence charge for the death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott.

Jasmine Hartin indicted at Supreme Court; Manslaughter by Negligence case continues in September

On Thursday, July 14th, Jasmine Hartin was formally charged at the Supreme Court in Belize City with Manslaughter by Negligence in the shooting death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott. According to court reports, she pled not guilty. Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Sandcroft detailed strict measures, particularly regarding the media, as Hartin’s trial proceeds. The matter was adjourned to September 27th for case management.

Andrew Ashcroft moves to Turk’s and Caicos

On the day Jasmine Hartin was to be notified of her Supreme Court trial date in connection to the shooting death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a release was issued announcing that her former partner, Lord Michael Ashcroft’s son, Andrew, moved to Turk’s and Caicos with their children. The announcement, issued on Monday, June 13th, stated that when Andrew and Hartin were together, she was entitled to 10% of the issued share capital of the holding company operating the current ‘The Belize Alaia Hotel. According to the release, following an independent valuation, Hartin will receive the fair value of these shares.

Andrew Ashcroft granted legal custody of children he shares with Jasmine Hartin

On Wednesday, May 25, Andrew Ashcroft was granted legal custody of his five-year-old twins he shares with his former partner Jasmine Hartin. The hearing took place at the Family Court in Belize City. Hartin was absent, but her attorney has already applied to the Supreme Court to dismiss the ruling based on an alleged bias.

Jasmine Hartin’s Manslaughter by Negligence case moves to Supreme Court

Jasmine Hartin was at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Thursday, March 31st, for a preliminary inquiry of the Manslaughter by Negligence charge against her for the shooting death of police superintendent Henry Jemmott. The PI session inside the courtroom included an overview of the evidence tying Hartin to the incident. A trial will now take place, and Hartin was ordered to present herself at the opening of the next session of the Supreme Court in Belize City on June 13, 2022.

Jasmine Hartin granted $30,000 Supreme Court bail

After hours of legal arguments heard at the Supreme Court in Belize City, Jasmine Hartin’s defense attorney secured bail for the Canadian national charged for Manslaughter by Negligence in the shooting death of police superintendent Henry Jemmott. Justice Herbert Lord granted bail for BZ$30,000 and one surety of the same amount.