Jasmine Hartin has been denied bail and is going to be remanded to prison.
The Magistrate Christine Perrera deliberated and concluded that she has no jurisdiction, while also noting the prevalence of crime currently.
Police had objected to bail because she is a flight risk.
So, Michael Ashcroft’s daughter in law and the mother of his grandchildren is expected to be taken from San Pedro to Belize City tomorrow for remand to prison. It would now be up to her attorneys to apply for Supreme Court bail. Manslaughter by negligence is a bailable offence. Channel 7
Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith at the conclusion of today’s arraignment told the media that his client Jasmine Hartin was denied bail. She remains in police custody, pending remand to the Central prison in Hattieville.
Her attorney, Godfrey Smith, said they will petition the Supreme Court to override San Pedro Magistrate Court’s bail denial.Channel 5
Hartin will be transferred to Belize City on Tuesday to be remanded to the Central Prison in Hattieville. If Supreme Court bail is granted, she will be released from custody until her adjournment date. Hartin will have to hand over all travel documents, and will likely have to report to the police station on a weekly basis.Ambergris Today