Jasmine Hartin received no visits from her family in Belize prison
Jasmine Hartin receives no family love as she languishes in a notorious Belize slammer after being charged with the gunshot death of a top police officer in the Central American country, according to a prison worker.
The 32-year-old socialite has not received a visit from her longtime partner Andrew Ashcroft, 43 – son of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft – or relatives since his incarceration in Belize Central Prison last week, a reported The Sun.
“I’ve been here since Monday, the entire time she’s here, and I’m sure Jasmine hasn’t had any visits from her family,” prison officer Ashburn McPherson told the outlet.
“A friend dropped by on Saturday morning and he said he was a friend of the family,” McPherson said. “His lawyer Godfrey Smith also came during the week and brought him money – $ 500 – and clothes.”
He added, “Jasmine looked normal when I saw her, well put together and sweet. She wore her own clothes, long pants and a blouse.
The Canadian-born woman confessed to authorities she was practicing loading a Glock handgun when she detonated and killed San Pedro Superintendent Henry Jemmott on a pier on May 28 after a night of drinking, reported the Daily Mail.
Hartin said her longtime police friend suggested she buy a gun after attending a party on May 22 in Belmopan, where a man suddenly became aggressive towards her.
“He made me unload bullets from his gun and reload them, over and over again, to practice when I finally got my gun license and my own weapon,” she reportedly told investigators.
“We are sitting on the pier and I start loading and unloading his gun again,” she told police. “’The last time I did that he took the bullets while I was unloading and placed them on the left side of him. I then put the pistol, with the magazine clipped inside, next to me to the right.
Hartin said she picked up the gun and tried to eject the clip from the magazine, but it was stuck.
“” I struggled with it, trying to pull out the magazine, when the gun suddenly exploded. I didn’t know there was still a bullet in the bedroom, ”she told police, describing the“ living nightmare ”of Jemmott’s body falling on her.
She was initially held for questioning before being charged with negligent manslaughter.