On Wednesday, all eyes will be locked on the bail hearing of thirty-two-year-old Jasmin Hartin who has been criminally charged with manslaughter by negligence for the fatal shooting of Superintendent Henry Jemmott. The bail hearing is expected to begin at ninety-thirty tomorrow morning in the courtroom of Supreme Court Justice Herbert Lord. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution is expected to further expound on its objection to bail, explaining why Hartin who is Canadian, is a flight risk. Hartin’s attorney Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith is expected to provide reasons, accompanied by case law, to the court why Hartin should be granted bail. The mother of two has been on remand at the Belize Central Prison and claims that shooting Jemmott was accidental. Jemmott was a top cop and respected in the force. According to ACP Joseph Myvette, Jemmott will be given an official funeral on Saturday in Dangriga.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “As is the norm when it is a police funeral they are given an official funeral and a small participation is expected from across the country bearing in mind the COVID measures that are still in place. So indeed it is a fallen officer from within our ranks and we do sympathize with the family of the fallen officers and indeed some officers who were working with him are being affected as much as a large number of us are being affected by any fallen officer. But yes indeed the normal police funeral procedures are being put in place whilst we prepare for that funeral.”