Jasmine Hartin’s Sentence Shocks Many Belizeans | Walks free after pleading guilty to manslaughter by negligence

On Wednesday afternoon (May 31st.) the supreme court building in downtown Belize City was very active with media crews that tried to get a comment from ‘Jasmine Hartin’, who was charged with the shooting death of police superintendent Henry Jemmott.

That incident happened at the end of a boat-pier in San Pedro in late May 2021. After the incident Hartin was immediately arrested and charged with manslaughter by negligence, on the direction of the office of the ‘Public Prosecution’.

She was released from custody in June 2021 on a $15,000 bail.

In the courtroom, the accused was represented by attorney Orson ‘OJ’ Elrington, who in April negotiated a plea-deal in which Hartin would plea guilty and there would be no court trial, and no jail time. Today, May 31st. was the sentencing phase and she was sentenced by Justice Ricardo Sandcroft to pay a fine of $75,000 and 300 hours of community service.

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