Jasmine Hartin (Ashcroft) remains in a holding cell at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville and will be there for at least another week according to the directions of the court which has adjourned the bail hearing until Wednesday June 9th.
The attorneys for Jasmine Hartin (Ashcroft) are Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith and Attorney Hector Guerra.
After a brief session before the judge, Attorney Godfrey Smith exited the courtroom and informed the media of his disappointment that the hearing is adjourned; and also mentioned that the prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that Jasmine Hartin (Ashcroft) is a flight risk.
The accused ‘Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft’ appeared in court virtually, via tele-conference closed-circuit TV.
Bail applications at the high court are usually heard on Friday’s, but the courts accommodated the application to be heard today.
Application for bail at the high court are usually presided by Justice Herbert Lord. In court the judge indicated some reluctance to hear the bail application today.
There was a huge media pool outside the courtroom; which included local and international reporters and cameramen from US and UK news organizations.