THE daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft has been arrested in the shooting death of a Belize cop.
Henry Jemmott’s lifeless body was found floating in the sea near San Pedro, Belize, and Jasmine Hartin, 38, who had “blood on her arms and clothes,” was then arrested.
Jemmott’s sister, Marie Jemmott Tzul, told the DailyMail that Hartin would be charged in connection with his death.
“I got a call. I was informed that she will be charged tomorrow, but they did not say what she was going to be charged with,” Tzul said on Sunday.
The cop was shot while “drinking with Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law (and) had a head wound like an assassination,” his sister said.
However, according to 7 News, she said that she was giving the superintendent a shoulder massage when he asked her to hand him his pistol.
She then alleged that the Glock accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head, according to sources.
Hartin claims Jemmott then fell on him and she pushed him off, leading to his lifeless body falling from the pier to the water.
DID JASMINE HARTIN KNOW HENRY JEMMOTT?
Jasmine Hartin and Henry Jemmott were reportedly friends, and were drinking on the pier together when the murder occurred.
Hartin reportedly told investigators she was giving Jemmott a massage when the gun accidentally went off, killing Jemmott and leaving Hartin splattered with blood.
Police say that Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law will be “treated as a killer” if she remains silent after being arrested over an officer’s death.
WHAT DID JEMMOTT’S FAMILY SAY?
The sister of slain officer Henry Jemmott told Daily Mail that she is “overwhelmed” and “devastated” by her brother’s murder.
“I can’t can speculate over whether they will bail her or she will stay in prison, because I don’t know the charge yet.
She begged Hartin to reveal how the death occurred: “What I would say to Jasmine is, give closure to the family. Tell us what happened.”
“We want to know for the benefit of our family. He was my only brother.”
HOW IS HARTIN RELATED TO ANDREW ASHCROFT?
Jasmine Hartin’s LinkedIn profile lists her occupation as the director of lifestyle and experience at the Alaia Belize hotel group, which is owned by Andrew Ashcroft.
Hartin is married to the youngest son of Lord Ashcroft, a major donor to the Conservative party and a former treasurer.
WHAT DID POLICE SAY OF THE ATTACK?
Police said Hartin and Jemmott seemed to be friends, and were alone on the pier and fully clothed when the murder occurred.
Police Commissioner Chester Williams said Hartin was found covered in “what appeared to be blood on her arms and on her clothing.”
He also said Hartin seemed to be in an “emotional state walking herself on the pier,” Sky News reports.
WHO IS JASMINE HARTIN?
Jasmine Hartin is the common law wife of Andrew Ashcroft and the daughter-in-law of Michael Ashcroft, 7 News Belize reports.
She has been accused of Henry Jemmott, the 42-year-old Superintendent of Police in Belize.
Reports state that Hartin was found on a pier covered in the blood of the slain officer.
She claims that a bullet hit him from a passing boat.