Jasmine Hartin Returns to Court
Canadian Jasmine Hartin was back in the San Pedro Magistrate Court this afternoon. Hartin appeared in the company of her attorney Ronell Gonzalez and her public relations officer Louisa Chiaramonte. Hartin was back in court for the drug and common assault charges. Back in 2021, Hartin was charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug after police say they found 0.4 grams of cocaine on May 28, 2021, the night that she fatally shot Superintendent Henry Jemmott. She was also charged with common assault for an incident that happened at the Grand Colony hotel. She pled not guilty to both charges and this afternoon’s session focused on the drug charge. Her attorney argued the validity of the drug analysis certificate. That particular matter was adjourned to March 15. Exiting the courtroom, Chiaramonte read a prepared statement:
Louisa Chiaramonte, PR for Jasmine Hartin: “The people of Belize deserve better than a police force and justice system that are willing to ignore law and morality to please one man. These manufactured charges and orchestrated attempts to destroy my reputation and smear my globally have given me a world stage in which to expose them. My children will know the truth and I will continue to use the international audience they have tried to pit against me to fight their corruption and expose the backdoor deals that have robbed two children of their mother and countless Belizeans of justice.”
The matter related to the common assault charge was adjourned to March 8. The substantive case- that is the manslaughter by negligence case, is expected to start in April.