The Canadian socialite who shot dead a police chief on a beach in Belize has reportedly been released from jail in Belize after a lawyer posted her $30,000 bail.
Jasmine Hartin, 32, is believed to have had her release secured by Wendy Auxillou, who said the mother-of-two had been ‘thrown to the wolves’.
The lawyer, who is believed to be Hartin’s family friend, was outraged over Hartin’s apparent treatment and said she is ‘being psychologically and emotionally abused’, according to The Times.
The former partner of Lord Ashcroft’s son Andrew had previously been out on bail as she awaits trial over the ‘accidental’ shooting of Superintendent Henry Jemmott, but was then re-arrested and charged with assaulting a hotel worker last week.
Jasmine Hartin (pictured), 32, is believed to have released from jail after lawyer Wendy Auxillou, who said the mother-of-two had been ‘thrown to the wolves’, posted her bail
Auxillou (pictured) said a friend of Hartin’s family had asked for her assistance and she has now posted bail by supplying the title to a property she owns as collateral
She was then sent back to Central Belize Prison after the manager of the resort where she had lived with Andrew decided he was no longer willing to cover her bail money following the incident.
While previously out on bail, Hartin was also turned away by security when she tried to access her family apartment at the Grand Colony resort to see her young twins.
Auxillou said a friend of Hartin’s family had then asked for her assistance and she has now posted bail by supplying the title to a property she owns as collateral.
It has not been specified whether Auxillou is part of Hartin’s legal team, which is being led by high-profile attorney Dickie Bradley, after an apparent split with Godfrey Smith – the former attorney general of Belize who was hired on her behalf in the hours after Jemmot’s shooting.
According to The Times, she said: ‘In the beginning, people viewed her as some type of rich entitled kid, basically.
‘After what transpired with her being locked out of her house and kept away from her kids and all that, she’s now being viewed with a bit of sympathy.’
The former partner of Lord Ashcroft’s son Andrew is awaiting trial for shooting Superintendent Henry Jemmott (pictured), a father-of-five, with his own service pistol last month
Authorities at the Central Prison received confirmation of Hartin meeting requirements for bail and she was released as of 3pm yesterday, according to Breaking Belize News.
Her conditions for bail reportedly include daily reports to the police station, a daily curfew, not leaving the jurisdiction, not interfering with witnesses, and maintaining good behaviour.
It comes after Hartin’s mother Candace Castiglione claimed that her daughter’s treatment amounted ‘persecution from the Ashcroft family’.
MailOnline has contacted Lord Ashcroft’s office and Wendy Auxillou for comment.
Hartin had previously been out on bail as she awaited trial over the ‘accidental’ shooting of Henry Jemmott, but was then sent back to prison.
She was charged with assaulting a hotel worker during a clash with her former partner and appeared in court in San Pedro to plead not guilty to assault, but was remanded in prison.
The court heard she had attempted to push Sandra Grisham, the general manager of the Alaia, however, Hartin representing herself, pleaded not guilty and denied attacking anyone.
Frank Habet, a manager of a resort, then withdrew her bail funds saying he was worried he would lose his 60,000 Belizean dollars ($30,000) if Jasmine Hartin did not show up for trial.
While on bail before, Hartin was turned away when she tried to access the Grand Colony resort to see her twins. Videos showed Hartin chasing Andrew (pictured) into the Alaia Belize hotel
He said he decided to pull the plug after the accused mother was turned back by security on Tuesday when she tried to access her family apartment at the Grand Colony resort to see her young twins.
Frank Habet said: ‘Miss Hartin appeared at Grand Colony resort behaving in a disorderly and abusive manner and creating great disturbance at the hotel in the presence of guests.
‘I now think Miss Hartin is quite capable of not showing up for trial and I therefore wish to immediately withdraw my cash deposit.’
Videos showed Hartin, 32, chasing her Andrew Ashcroft into the neighboring Alaia Belize hotel, which the couple ran together before their lives were upended by the Jemmott shooting.
Hartin took the videos on her own cell phone and could be heard repeatedly asking Ashcroft why he allegedly wouldn’t give her access to Ellie and Charlie, four.
The incident prompted Habet, the general manager of Grand Colony – another Ashcroft-operated property – to demand back his $30,000 cash deposit and cancel a further surety of $30,000.
‘Ms Hartin appeared at Grand Colony Resort behaving in a disorderly and abusive manner and creating great disturbance at the hotel in the presence of guests,’ Habet wrote.
Hartin (pictured) was then charged with assaulting a hotel worker and sent back to prison after a former associate said he was no longer willing to cover her bail money following the incident
‘I now think Ms Hartin is quite capable of not showing up for trial and I wish to immediately withdraw my cash deposit and revoke the surety form I signed as I simply cannot afford the financial loss should this occur.’
Hartin had been released on bail of $1,000 Belizeans dollars before being transferred by boat to the Supreme Court in Belize City – where she then learned about Habet’s sudden u-turn.
Hartin is currently awaiting trial for shooting Superintendent Henry Jemmott, a father-of-five, with his own service pistol last month.
Jemmott, a highly-rated officer tipped as a future leader of his country’s police force, was struck behind his right ear by a 9mm round from his own Glock 17 service pistol.
According to a criminal complaint he had been ‘socializing’ and drinking alone with Hartin on a secluded hotel pier in Ambergris Caye, a tropical island haven for millionaire expats.
A security guard heard a ‘loud bang’ at 12:45am and police arrived to find Canadian national Hartin ‘covered in red substance as that of blood’ and Jemmott, 42, floating dead on his back 30ft from the shore.
An expended shell casing was still lodged inside the gun which was found on the Mata Rocks hotel pier along with a magazine, live bullets and a pool of blood.
After spending the weekend behind bars, Hartin gave a statement saying the off-duty officer was showing her how to handle his firearm as the pair drank and hung out.
Last week, Hartin (pictured) re-told her version of events that led to Jemmott’s death, saying the gun went off unexpectedly in her hands as she tried to re-insert a clip and hand it to him
In her exclusive interview on Thursday with DailyMail.com, she reiterated her version of events, saying the gun went off unexpectedly in her hands as she tried to re-insert a clip and hand it back.
‘Henry was my friend. It was an accident, I didn’t flee the scene. The first thing I did was call the police myself,’ she said.
‘There’s literally not a day that goes by when I don’t cry and my frigging chest doesn’t hurt and ache for his kids, for his family, for him.’
She also revealed for the first time that the reason she was practicing with the gun was because an unnamed man had tried to rape her at a party six days earlier.
Three days after Jemmott’s death Hartin was charged with manslaughter by negligence after prosecutors opted against murder or full-fledged manslaughter on the strength of her witness statement insisting it was an accident.
The offense carries a maximum prison sentence of nine months or a fine of around 10,000 Belizean dollars ($5,000 in US money).