Lord Ashcroft’s Ex-Daughter-In-Law Jasmine Hartin Says About the Death of Officer Henry Jemmott in Belize: ‘I Am Being Set Up’

Lord Ashcroft’s Ex-Daughter-In-Law Jasmine Hartin Says About the Death of Officer Henry Jemmott in Belize: ‘I Am Being Set Up’

Lord Ashcroft’s Ex-Daughter-In-Law Jasmine Hartin Says About the Death of Officer Henry Jemmott in Belize: ‘I Am Being Set Up’

Canadian socialite and estranged daughter-in-law of billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft has insisted in an interview that she is not the cokehead police killer who made the mainstream story of her.

‘I am by no means a murderer. And I get set up. I’m. I’m real. It’s such a small country, everyone here is afraid of Ashcroft,” Jasmine Hartin told TalkTV’s Piers Morgan. “They own the bank, they own the newspapers, they own the economy of this country.”

Hartin was indicted last summer for the fatal shooting of Belize Police Commissioner Henry Jemmott, who was found dead in the water at a boat dock one night in May last year. He had a single gunshot wound behind his ear, according to police, who also said the murder weapon had been Jemmott’s service pistol.

The mother of two was found on the same pier by authorities, spattered with blood, a spokesman said at the time.

She was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Jemmott in June 2021. After being incarcerated and then released from a Belize facility notorious for its harsh conditions, Hartin was jailed again last month on suspicion of hiring hitmen. to carry out the murders. murder of the Belize Police Commissioner and a local magistrate.

Excerpts from Hartin’s last interview, which was to be broadcast Sunday evening, were reported earlier Sunday by: The sun. She did not dispute that she shot Jemmott, but said the incident was nothing more than a “tragic accident.”

“I don’t remember ever pulling the trigger on the gun, so I honestly don’t know what happened,” she told Morgan. “I tried to take 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.”

Hartin, 33, said that Jemmott, a friend she socialized and drank with that night, gave her his service pistol because he “thought it was important for me to get my firearms license because he thought I needed protection.” . †

The socialite insisted she had tried to remove the clip from the weapon when the gun accidentally went off. “Henry fell on top of me. I could see and feel blood,” she recalls. “Then I tried to wriggle out from under him. He started to slide into the water. I tried to catch him. He was a lot bigger than me, so I couldn’t to prevent.”

After his death, Jemmott’s family insisted that Hartin be charged with murder. “My brother was shot behind the ear…execution style,” his sister Cherry told CBS News.

Speaking to Morgan, Hartin also spoke of the “many different stories” about the details of the incident that have been circulating in recent months.

“I was told I executed him, that it was an attempted rape and that I was defending myself. I heard I lured him there and it was Andrew [Ashcroft, Hartin’s estranged husband] who shot him,” she said.

“The truth of the matter is none of that. He was my friend,” Hartin added. “He didn’t pass me. I considered Henry to be a protector.”

She also disputed previous media reports portraying her as a drug-addicted party animal, linking them to her ongoing custody battle with Andrew over their 5-year-old twins.

“Of course it would benefit in the custody case. It would benefit in many ways if I was seen as this wild cocaine-addicted party girl,” Hartin said. “It’s just not true.”