Accused: "Jemmott Shooting Death Was Accidental"
Jasmine Hartin is expected to be charged tomorrow in San Pedro Magistrate’s court. Sources suggest she will be charged for manslaughter in what she has characterized as the accidental shooting of Superintendent Henry Jemmott.
Reliable sources say she describes giving the Superintendent a shoulder massage on the Mata Rocks pier when he asked her to hand him his service Glock pistol. In handing it to him, her account is that it accidentally went off and shot him in the back of the head. At that point he fell on her, and in struggling to get out from under him, she pushed him off, and his lifeless body fell from the pier into the water. Sources say a security guard who was the first to respond saw when he fell into the water, and when he got onto the pier he found her pacing back and forth with blood splattered all over her clothing.
The Commissioner described her at that time as being: "In an emotional state." while others have said that she was disorientated.
Hartin is about to finish 72 hours in custody and according to reports has now cooperated with police in giving a statement. We expect that she will be arraigned tomorrow.
DPP Will Decide.
Latest information to 7News is that, the investigation file examining the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott has been passed on to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl Lynn Vidal. She will now decide what charge will be brought against Jasmine Hartin for his death. Reports say Hartin has told police in a statement that it was an accidental shooting.
Social media followers point out that Hartin may have been experienced in firearms as evidenced by this picture taken 9 years ago which was lifted from her Facebook account.
The 32-year-old Canadian mother of two is expected to be represented by senior counsel Godfrey Smith, but he is thought to be only the “local representative” for her actual attorney who is expected to be a British Queens Counsel, according to reports.Channel 7