The former daughter-in-law of TORY donor Lord Ashcroft goes topless for a swim – while awaiting trial in a police chief’s death.
But last night, the dead police officer’s family reacted with anger at her release on bail, warning: “She will answer to God.”
Bikini-clad Jasmine Hartin, 33, enjoyed a swim in the river to escape Belize’s sweltering rainforest heat.
The Canadian socialite has been charged with manslaughter over the mysterious death of Supt Henry Jemmott after the pair were drinking together in May last year.
Hartin admits she shot Jemmott, 42, in the head with the father of five’s own gun late that night on a pier in the resort town of Ambergris Caye.
She claims it was an accident.
Jemmott’s sister Cherie, 49, said: “The only thing I can do is pray for justice.
“I think she’s begging for pity.
“She wants everyone to feel sorry for her after taking a life and taking their father of five away from them.
“We have a strong belief in God and we believe that whatever someone does, they will answer to God.”
At the time of the shooting, Hartin was partnered with Andrew, 44, son of Tory billionaire Lord Ashcroft.
They were never married but referred to each other as husband and wife.
He has since left her and lives in the Turks and Caicos with her five-year-old twins.
Hartin now resides in a cabin in the highlands of Belize.
She says she fears for her life due to police corruption and the Ashcroft family’s influence in the country.
A court hearing is expected to set a date for her trial later this month.
Jemmott’s family believes she should have been charged with murder and not given bail.
Hartin shares a cabin with a Canadian friend.
It has no running water and she uses propane canisters for cooking and does her laundry in a nearby river.
A friend said: “This is a far cry from the multi-billion dollar lifestyle she was used to.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6142801/jasmine-hartin-swims-topless-river/ “I pray for justice and she will answer to God,” says the dead police chief’s sister as Jasmine Hartin swims topless in the river