A Canadian Socialite In Her 30s Has Been Accused Of Killing A Police Officer In Belize
She has been charged with "manslaughter by negligence."
A Canadian socialite named Jasmine Hartin has been charged following the shooting death of a police officer in Belize.
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Hartin is married to the son of a British billionaire, Lord Michael Ashcroft. She was charged with manslaughter by negligence on Monday, May 31, according to CNN.
The Independent reports that Hartin's husband, Andrew Ashcroft, has just unveiled his new resort hotel in Belize. The accused can be seen in the grand opening video with her family.
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Just weeks later, a 42-year-old police officer, reportedly a friend of the accused, was found dead in the water off San Pedro.
The events leading up to the discovery are unclear, though the Independent claims that the Canadian socialite had invited the police officer over to have a conversation about her personal security.
According to CNN, the Belize Police Department issued a statement that said a woman had been seen on the pier where the police officer was found with "what appeared to be blood on her arms and clothing."
Belize Police said that Jasmine Hartin had been arrested and charged.