Canadian socialite Jasmine Hartin pleads guilty to shooting death of Belizean police officer

April 26, 2023  -CNW News -Canadian socialite Jasmine Hartin has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by negligence in the 2021 shooting of senior Belizean police officer Henry Jemmott.

Hartin, 34, the ex-wife of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft’s son Andrew appeared at the Supreme Court in Belize City on Tuesday.

Emotional Hartin said outside of the court: “I just want Henry’s family to have peace now and I want this whole thing to be behind all of us so we can heal.”

Reports are that Hartin shot 42-year-old Superintendent Henry Jemmott while the two had a drink near Ashcroft’s hotel on the island of Ambergris Caye in May 2021.

The body of Jemmott was found with a gunshot wound behind his ear.

According to reports Hartin shared that the cop allowed her to handle his Glock 17 handgun to practice loading and unloading it when it “just went off.”

“I don’t remember ever touching that trigger on the gun so I don’t know what happened, to be honest,” Hartin said in a June 2022 interview.

“I was trying to get the clip out and it just went off — I don’t remember ever touching the trigger. So I’m not sure if it was a faulty weapon or not. I really can’t tell you how it went off,” she continued.

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