SAN PEDRO, Ambergris Caye, Tues. Oct 5, 2021– On Tuesday, Jasmine Hartin, alongside her mother, Candice Castiglione, appeared in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court in reference to the ongoing trial concerning the violent death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott. While her mother was present in the latest hearing, Hartin appeared in court minus her attorney, Richard “Dickie” Bradley.
Jasmine Hartin, the ex-daughter-in-law of Lord Michael Ashcroft, will be facing multiple charges stemming from the death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott in late May. The charges laid out before her were manslaughter by negligence, common assault, and possession of controlled drugs. The latter two charges will be tried in February 2022, and the manslaughter by negligence hearing has been adjourned until December 9, 2021.
The charge of common assault is associated with a claim by a hotel employee who said Hartin assaulted her while Hartin was trying to see her children after being denied access by her children’s father, Andrew Ashcroft; and the drug possession charge stems from the suspected cocaine that was found on the pier following Jemmott’s death.
At the hearing, the prosecutor provided 81 pages of the partial disclosure. The prosecutor then communicated that new developments had arisen in the case and that more time was needed to provide the remainder of the disclosure. The court noted that it expects the prosecution to provide the remainder of the disclosure in justifiable time. Hartin then told Magistrate Christina Perera that she wanted time to communicate with her lawyer, Richard “Dickie” Bradley, before further commenting. Hartin remains out on bail.
While prosecutors continue to build their case against Hartin, she began documenting her tale of the events in CBS’s 48 Hours. In the show, CBS first unraveled the narrative of the investigation in which Hartin had claimed men from a boat fired shots in their direction. The show later segued into an interview with Hartin explaining her most recent recount of the incident. In this interview, Hartin remains insistent that the shot was fired by accident.