The family of a cop killed in Belize intrigued by the low bond of a Canadian socialite – –

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The family of a cop killed in Belize intrigued by the low bond of a Canadian socialite – –


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Friends and family said goodbye to Belize Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott on Saturday but remain perplexed – and angry – at the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.

Jemmott, 42, the father of five, was shot dead on May 28 while drinking with Canadian socialite Jasmine Hartin on a dock in San Pedro.

She claims her death was an “accident”.

Hartin, 32, from Sydenham north of Kingston, is the de facto wife of one of Central America’s richest men, Andrew Ashcroft.

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His father is billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, an influential high thief in London and Belize.

Many around the country say Jemmott’s death tore off the band-aid covering Belize’s racial and class divide.

Hartin was charged with negligent manslaughter and released on $ 15,000 bail.

Police Commissioner Henry Jemmott. Photo by DOCUMENT /POLICE OF SAN PEDRO

“This is not true. This is not true. The family will feel really bad. It’s not justice, ”her sister Cherry Jemmott, a fellow police officer, said of the charge.

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“He gave the police 24 years. And is that the value they place on his life?

Many in Belize complained that Hartin was only struck by the weakest charge due to her social status.

“People can see what’s going on here, they’re already saying it,” Cherry Jemmott said.

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

She added, “He was our only boy. She took her life. She deprived him of his family. She deprived us of her love.

Jemmott’s funeral took place in his hometown of Dangriga where mourners gathered around his coffin on the street.

Originally from Eastern Ontario, socialite Jasmine Hartin is now in prison charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a police commissioner.
Originally from Eastern Ontario, socialite Jasmine Hartin is now in prison charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a police commissioner. Photo by JASMINE HARTIN /LINKEDIN

Family members wore face masks with the words: “RIP King”. As the only boy in a large brood, that was Jemmott’s nickname growing up and he stuck.

Jemmott’s Belizean friend, Sean Kuylen, delivered the eulogy.

In addition, the 24-year-old police veteran is also survived by his common-law partner of 14 years.

If Hartin is found guilty of murdering the popular cop, she risks receiving only five or nine months in prison at most.

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