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Socialite Jasmine Hartin fined £30,000 but avoids jail after she admits killing police chief with his own gun in Belize
1 June 2023, 05:34
Socialite Jasmine Hartin has been fined £30,000 but avoided jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter by negligence over the killing of a police superintendent in Belize.
The former partner of Conservative grandee Lord Ashcroft's son Andrew, Jasmine, pleaded guilty to killing the cop, Henry Jemmott - who was her friend - in May 2021.
Hartin initially denied responsibility for Mr Jemmott's death but later entered a plea deal.
On Tuesday evening, she was fined £30,000 and handed 300 hours of community service.
The socialite has also been asked to record a video of herself educating others about the impact of "drinking and making foolish decisions".
Mr Jemmott was killed while Hartin and her partner drank together in 2021 on the island of Ambergris Caye - Belize's largest island.
Hartin told authorities at the time that she had been giving Mr Jemmott a shoulder massage when she was asked to hand him his gun, 7 News Belize reported at the time.
Hartin then alleged that his pistol accidentally went off, killing the superintendent.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about Henry, he was my friend, he was a protector," Hartin told the Mail.
Meanwhile, speaking outside court after pleading guilty in April, she said: "I just want Henry's family to have peace now and I want this whole thing behind all of us so we can heal."