Hartin lawyer doubts charges will be upgraded to murder over cop death

Jasmine Hartin’s lawyer doubts the socialite’s charges will be upgraded to murder over the shooting of Belize cop despite claiming ‘there is all kinds of malice behind the hounding of this lady

  • 哈廷, 32, is facing manslaughter charge of death of top cop Henry Jemmott
  • She is due in court in Belize twice this week for the shooting and a charge that she assaulted a hotel woman in a separate case
  • Socialite claims she shot Mr Jemmott dead with his own pistol by mistake
  • Her lawyer dismissed notion she might face murder pending a ballistics report
  • Dickie Bradley also referred to ‘machinationsand ‘malicetowards his client
  • Jasmine Hartin’s lawyer says it’s unlikely the socialite’s charges will be upgraded to murder over the shooting of a Belizean police officer.

    这位 32 岁的, who shares twins with Lord Ashcroft’s son Andrew, is awaiting trial for shooting dead Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a 42-year-old father-of-five, 五月用他自己的手枪. She claims it was an accident.

    Hartin faces a manslaughter charge and her attorney Dickie Bradley told local media he sees no chance of a pending ballistics report changing that.

    She is due in court twice this week, once over the shooting and another separate case where she is accused of assaulting a hotel worker.

    Mr Bradley told 7 伯利兹新闻: ‘The charge of murder is premised, it is grounded in intentionally taking life.

    ‘Where is the evidence to show that she intentionally took life? [object Window]. You would have to concoct, manufacture, guessthat is not the law.

    然而, Mr Bradley added: ‘We know that there are machinations and all kinds of malice behind the hounding of this lady.

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    Henry Jemmott

    In the early hours of May 28, 茉莉花哈丁 (剩下) shot Henry Jemmott dead with his own service pistol. She is charged with manslaughter and maintains the shooting was an accident

    Lord Ashcroft's son Andrew, 43, and his former partner Jasmine Hartin, 32, who is facing a manslaughter charge in Belize

    Lord Ashcroft’s son Andrew, 43, and his former partner Jasmine Hartin, 32, who is facing a manslaughter charge in Belize

    Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a 42-year-old father-of-five, was killed by a bullet from his own service pistol in May

    Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a 42-year-old father-of-five, was killed by a bullet from his own service pistol in May

    ‘I think you had covered extensively the last time she had a nightmare experience in which she was actually detained when she went to sign in at a station in San Ignacio and then move all around the place like she is one of the worst criminals to ever be caught in the country.

    The lawyer was referring to Hartin’s treatment in custody after she allegedly assaulted a hotel worker at the Grand Colony resort, owned by her ex-partner Mr Ashcroft, while on bail in June.

    The couple have been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over their twins since Hartin was charged with shooting Superintendent Jemmot earlier this year.

    Mr Ashcroft, whose father is key financial backer of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party, says his former partner is an unfit mother because of her ‘immoral habitsand her involvement in the accidental shooting death of the police officer.

    ‘Her main occupation is socializing and she is addicted to non-prescribed and illegal drugs and is a habitual drunkard,’ Mr Ashcroft has claimed in a court summons.

    Canadian national Hartin has rejected the allegations and says Ashcroft has blocked her from seeing her children without any court order or lawful authorization since June 11.

    She has also complained to Belizean and Canadian authorities that her common law partner of seven years took the children out of Belize without her permission.

    Hartin earlier leaked an explosive video which showed her chasing Mr Ashcroft through his hotel, 询问: ‘Why won’t you let me see the kids, 安德鲁?’

    Mr Ashcroft has denied ever preventing Hartin from seeing their children.

    Hartin has claimed no-one from the family of her former partner Ashcroft visited her while she was on bail over the shooting because they had been told they couldn’t have ‘bad press associated with their reputation’.

    She said that although she has had a ‘complicatedseven-year relationship with Ashcroft with many ‘ups and downs’, 她“震惊了”’ 关于阿什克罗夫特家族在她被捕后对她的待遇.

    Andrew Ashcroft claims his ex Jasmine Hartin is unfit to care for twins Charlie and Ellie

    Andrew Ashcroft claims his ex Jasmine Hartin is unfit to care for twins Charlie and Ellie

    Prior to the shooting of Jemmott, Hartin and Ashcroft enjoyed a jet-set lifestyle operating a string of luxurious resorts in Ambergris Caye, a tropical island haven for rich ex-pats off the eastern coast of Belize.

    That came to a shocking halt in the early hours of May 28 when Jemmott, tipped as a future leader of his country’s police force, 被他自己的格洛克手枪的 9 毫米子弹击中了他的右耳后 17 服务手枪.

    根据一项刑事诉讼,他一直在“社交’ and drinking alone with Hartin on a secluded hotel pier one block from the swank Alaia Belize hotel, which she operated with Ashcroft.

    一名保安听到一声“巨响”’ at 12.45am and police arrived to find Hartin ‘covered in red substance as that of blood’ 这位 42 岁的老人一直在“社交.

    在马塔岩石酒店码头发现的枪内仍然有一个用过的弹壳和一个弹匣, 实弹和一滩血.

    在监狱度过周末之后, 哈廷发表声明说,当两人喝酒和闲逛时,休班警官正在向她展示如何处理他的枪支.

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    在接受 DailyMail.com 的独家采访时, she later gave her first public account of the shooting saying the gun went off unexpectedly in her hands as she tried to re-insert a clip and hand it back.

    本月早些时候,有人看到哈廷戴着黑色口罩和黑色棒球帽离开圣伊格纳西奥警察局. 本月早些时候,有人看到哈廷戴着黑色口罩和黑色棒球帽离开圣伊格纳西奥警察局, 本月早些时候,有人看到哈廷戴着黑色口罩和黑色棒球帽离开圣伊格纳西奥警察局. 本月早些时候,有人看到哈廷戴着黑色口罩和黑色棒球帽离开圣伊格纳西奥警察局,’ 她说.

    Hartin also revealed that the reason she was practicing with the gun was because an unnamed man had tried to rape her at a party six days earlier.

    She was charged with manslaughter by negligence after prosecutors opted against murder or full-fledged manslaughter on the strength of her witness statement insisting it was an accident.

    三天后,哈廷被指控犯有过失杀人罪,因为她的证人证词坚称这是一场意外,检察官选择反对谋杀或过失杀人罪。 10,000 伯利兹元 ($5,000 以美元计).