Jasmine Hartin, the companion of Andrew Ashcroft, whose father is British billionaire Lord Ashcroft, was arrested and charged on Monday with manslaughter by negligence, his lawyer Godfrey Smith told reporters on Monday. Smith said Hartin’s bail was denied.
The public relations department of the Belize Police Department released a statement on Friday saying that Henry Jemmoth, the superintendent of police, had died.
Police Commissioner Chester Williams told Channel 7 on Friday that “Mrs Jasmine Ashcroft” had been arrested and was under investigation for Jemmoth’s death. Williams said the two were known to be friends and “from what we learned they were drinking.”
In a briefing Friday, Williams said Jemmoth’s body was found in the water off a pier in San Pedro with an apparent gunshot wound behind his ear. A woman had been found on the pier with what appeared to be blood on her arms and clothes, he said.
Andrew Ashcroft is a well known developer in Belize. He opened the Alaia Belize Hotel, Autograph Collection in May 2021. At a press conference announcing the hotel’s opening, he called Jasmine Hartin a woman and she stood by his side, but it is unclear not if they are married.