Canadian Jasmine Hartin said at 48 hours she was “not a murderer” – .

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Canadian Jasmine Hartin said at 48 hours she was “not a murderer” – .


She is charged with negligent manslaughter, but the Superintendent. Henry Jemmott’s family thinks she did it on purpose

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Jasmine Hartin faces long chances in her current fight.

The Canadian socialite from eastern Ontario comes face to face with the Belize police, the family of a deceased cop, a billionaire and his son, and a whole country that can be synonymous with violence and corruption.

Now, Hartin, 32, is turning to the media for help.

According to the producers of the famous CBS crime show 48 hours, Hartin spent hours recounting his side of the story. It will air Saturday at 10 p.m.

“I’m not a murderer,” Hartin told the program. ” It’s ridiculous. “

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Hartin was a little-known real estate agent in the Central American nation when she met developer Andrew Ashcroft, the son of billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, who wields significant power in Belize and the UK.

Soon the couple were closer than that and welcomed twins into the world four years ago.

But in May, the perfect world of Hartin’s travelogue was shattered as she drank with her friend, the police superintendent. Henri Jemmott. Something went off the rails on a moonlit night, and the cop exploded behind his ear and he fell dead in the water.

Officers found a stunned, blood-soaked Hartin on the pier. She was charged with negligent manslaughter and separated from her children, who were reportedly kicked out of the country by the wealthy Ashcrofts.

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

Jemmott’s family believe the father of five was intentionally murdered. Hartin did not help himself by first claiming that a passing boat had shot Jemmott. She then managed to pull the trigger.

She said 48 hours the couple were drinking and Jemmott had tried to show Hartin – a gun enthusiast herself – how to load and unload her Glock 17. Jemmott wanted the socialite to have her own gun to protect herself in an often violent country.

Hartin said: “He said… ‘Can you give me the magazine for the gun.’ So I lean over. I take the gun. … I’m trying to get the magazine out. Next thing I know, the gun went off.

She told 48 Hours that she didn’t believe she had her finger on the trigger.

“I… I am… I don’t know. I – I – I mean, it was an accident, or the shot failed. But did I consciously pull the trigger? No, ”she said, adding that Jemmott had run into her.

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Canadian socialite Jasmine Hartin poses with one of her pistols. Photo by JASMINE HARTIN /FACEBOOK

“And all I could feel was warmth,” Hartin said. “And I realized later that he was bleeding on me. “

Jemmott, said the socialite, was her friend and the tragedy was “an accident, a terrible accident. It will haunt me for the rest of my life. “

She added, “My freedom is at stake. My relationship with my children is at stake.

It’s a story Jemmott’s family finds it hard to believe, the show reports. They believe the beloved cop was murdered by Hartin.

“My brother was shot behind the ear… execution style,” sister Cherry Jemmott, also a police officer, told the show. “Jasmine Hartin should be charged with murder, not manslaughter. “

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In the Belize Court of Public Opinion, many have already found Hartin guilty.

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“People see me as… a billionaire and this… a spoiled rich girl titled… and this crazy, crazy party girl hanging from the rafters,” Hartin said on the show. “It’s not that at all. I am a business woman. I am a mother. I am a friend… I am a wife.

She added: “There are a few, I think, who think I’m a murderer. “

So far, no trial date has been set for Hartin.

In sweltering Belize, all she can do is wait.

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