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Re: Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott Murdered in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #550663
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Did Police Leak Hartin Statement? If Not, Who Did?

Switching gears now...

Over the weekend new revelations in the Jasmine Hartin story came from an article in London's Mail on Sunday. The story details of the shooting death of Supt. Jemmott in quote, "Jasmine Hartin's own words".

And the opening paragraph says she has, quote, "told investigators in detail how she shot her friend by accident with his own gun".

This has led to suspicions that the magazine had somehow accessed portions of Hartin's initial caution statement.

It included quotes such as:
"Bullets found at the scene convinced prosecutors her claim she had been practicing unloading and loading Supt Jemmott's semi-automatic police- issue Glock 17 handgun were true;"

"Traffic police pulled over a 'highly intoxicated' Jemmott that day as he swerved around the island on a golf cart;"

And...

"The superintendent was on holiday, sharing a hotel room with a man who once stood trial for murder;"

All this along with the reports that Hartin had a visitor while in prison quarantine who told the newspaper quote: 'She's holding up pretty well. Obviously, as a mother, her main concern is for her twins.'

But where would these details have come from?

Was it the police, Was it Hartin's family members? Or was it the Alliance's PR machine?

This morning when we asked ACP Myvette whether he believed that the caution statement could have been leaked by one of his officers looking for a "come up" from the international press, he made a point of clarifying that the police were far from the only people with access to Hartin's statement.

Cherisse Halsall:
"Sir, if I could venture a question that would have been for the commissioner, it's about police officers. An international paper the Daily Mail on Sunday had some very detailed descriptions of what they believe is Ms. Hartin's Caution statement. Now, my question to you would be your police are now under incredible pressure from International media who is willing pay for a lot of information to be leaked, are you worried about officers leaking things?"

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch
"In that regard, the matter was discussed at length and yes indeed that is a concern we must also take into consideration that not only the police officers had access to what was in that caution statement. Miss Hartin herself had access to family members and she spoke to people."

"Of course, she would have had access to the statement if she made the statement, she knew what she said, and her attorney had access to that too as well. So it is not necessarily just looking at police that only police had access to that information."

Reporter:
"But it is a possibility that this information was leaked. .."

ACP Joseph Myvett
"Yes we are looking at that and that is a concern but as I mentioned it is not only the police department that had access to that information."

"In terms of a caution statement that is recorded, that is kept with the investigator but you must also bear in mind that a caution statement is not only recorded being from the officer and that accused person. Caution statements are recorded in the presence of justice's of the peace and at times, most statements are also video recorded but yes we are aware of the information and an investigation has been launched in relation to that."

PM Knew Jasmine, Not Her Cop Companion

And while police investigate their own, we put the Jasmine Hartin question to the PM.

It's only right, after all everyone else in the country seems to have weighed in on the issue.

And this morning Hon. John Briceno told Cherisse Halsall that while he's met the socialite, he's only said hi and bye in passing - but at least remembered her name:

Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize
"I think I need to start off with this is a, I mean a tragedy that has affected not only Jasmine but also Supt...?"

Cherisse Halsall:
"Henry Jemmott."

Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize
"Jemmott, yes and um Supt. Jemmott had served his country for many many years and whilst I did not know him personally by all accounts I am told that he was a good officer, and I don't know any of the two individuals, I've met miss Jasmine maybe once or twice just hi. But by any way you look at it it's a tragedy for everyone, one family lost somebody and then another family is torn apart by having somebody locked up. As to the investigation that is going on, I do not follow that up as Prime Minister I should not get involved, I do believe that the police are doing as best as they possibly can and trying to be able to come up with what exactly happened and what is important at the end of the day that we have justice and as we say madam justice should be blind and just deal with the facts that are in front of us."

Cherisse Halsall:
"So Sir, just as a very quick follow up you say you're not allowed to, to a certain extent and you should not get involved, however, Mr. Ashcroft is an acquaintance have you discussed this case with either him, any of his attorneys, or his representatives?"

The Mail on Sunday's article also brought back initial claims that Jemmot's shooting death was a mishap that resulted from the moonlight firearm lessons that the superintendent was giving to Andrew Ashcroft's partner.

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Was Jasmine Hartin’s Caution Statement Leaked?

Was Jasmine Hartin’s caution statement leaked to international media, who have been on the ground following the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott?  The Canadian national has been on remand since last Tuesday, awaiting a bail hearing, for the charge of manslaughter by negligence in the death of the senior cop.  On Friday, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions entered its submissions as to why the accused should not be given Supreme Court bail and today; Hartin’s attorneys filed their submissions ahead of Wednesday’s bail hearing before Justice Herbert Lord.  But over the weekend, detailed descriptions of what allegedly transpired in the early hours of May twenty-eighth were disclosed by an overseas media house. If true, how did they get access to Hartin’s caution statement? There are several means through which that could have happened, but at today’s press conference, Assistant Commissioner Joseph Myvett was asked if officers are being paid to leak information.

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“The matter was discussed at length and yes indeed that is a concern. However, we must also take into consideration that not only the police officers had access to what was in that caution statement. Miss Hartin herself had access to family members and she spoke to people.”

Reporter

“So she had visitors this weekend?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“I would not be able to say it because she is at the Hattieville prison.”

Reporter

“And she is in quarantine correct?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“I am not sure of that.”

Reporter

“My question sir is do you receive visitors in quarantine in general?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“The fact of the matter is that police doesn’t put anyone in quarantine so that would not be a question for me.”

Reporter

“But you were saying, sir, Miss Hartin had access to the statement?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Of course she would have had access to the statement; if she made the statement, she knew what she said. And her attorney had access to that too as well. So it is not necessarily just looking at police – that only police had access to that information.”

Paul Lopez

“But it is a possibility that this information was leaked…”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes we are looking at that and yes it is a concern, but as I mentioned, it is not only the police department that had access to that information.”

Paul Lopez

“What kind of conversation do you have with your officers when these proposals are made? How do they handle it?”

ACP Joseph Myvett

“In terms of a caution statement that’s recorded, that is kept with the investigator. But you must also bear in mind that a caution statement is not only recorded being from the officer and that accused person. Caution statements are recorded in the presence of Justices of the Peace and at times, most times, caution statements are video recorded. But yes, we are aware of the information and an investigation has been launched in relation to that.”

Last week, both international and local media outlets gained access to a photograph of Hartin taken while she was in a cell at the San Pedro police station that was being offered for sale. Local media also revealed details of the shooting, similar to those presented in the caution statement, before she was transferred to the mainland.

British Newspaper Appears to Base Story on Jasmine Hartin’s Caution Statement

And while police investigate how Hartin’s caution statement could have been leaked and/or sold to the international press, one media outlet in the United Kingdom seems to have based their Sunday edition story on portions of it.  The Daily Mail reports that for the first time they can reveal details of the case or what they term, “her story” and that “Although she has not spoken directly to the Mail, this newspaper understands that she told police the gun went off and he [Superintendent Jemott] fell on top of her bleeding.”  The paper continues to say that she told police that as she was wriggling to free herself and see if he was okay, he “slipped into the water.”  According to the Mail, the thirty-two-year-old Canadian woman is reported to have told police that she and Jemmott had been drinking on the pier in San Pedro on the night in question and she had been practicing loading and unloading his gun.  She claims it went off accidentally after the magazine became stuck.  According to the Mail, she says she did not know there were any bullets in the chamber because she saw Superintendent Jemmott take some out and put them to the side. According to the Mail, the police officer who has been friends with Jasmine Hartin for years had suggested she get a gun following an incident at a party in Belmopan on May twenty-second when she says a man had become aggressive towards her. Hartin, who has two children with resort owner Andrew Ashcroft, has since been remanded to Hattieville Prison after her attorney’s bail application was rejected and an appeal was made to the Supreme Court.  A decision on that is expected later this week.  Because Jasmine Hartin is the mother of Sir Michael Ashcroft’s grandchildren, the case has gotten considerable international press coverage, particularly from newspapers in the United Kingdom such as the Daily Mail which has sent reporters to Belize for interviews, photographs, video footage and documents related to the case.

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Jasmin & Jemmott: Tears At the Water Taxi

Wednesday morning, Jasmine Hartin goes back to the Supreme Court with attorney Godfrey Smith to apply for bail. The 32 year old Canadian is accused of the negligent manslaughter of Superintendent Henry Jemmott - and the prosecution has objected to bail, contending that she is a flight risk. So tomorrow, Senior Crown Counsel, Shanice Lovell is expected to present submissions to back up that objection to bail.

The event is expected to be a media circus - attracting the same kind of intense media coverage that presiding Justice Herbert Lord had complained about at last week's hearing.

And, as we told you last night, that media scrutiny has now ventilated many details of what is believed to be Hartin's caution statement to police.

The British paper, known as The Mail on Sunday has laid out the entire details of the accident as she told it to police.

In the article, their meeting on the Matarocks pier in San Pedro on May 27th was depicted as, quote, "an innocent reunion with an old friend - one who sought only to protect her."

But, tonight 7News has video evidence which suggests that the two had been together a week earlier in Belize City - and - according to eyewitnesses - Jasmine Hartin wasn't acting as if she'd just met with an old friend or protector.

This surveillance video from San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi shows a minivan dropping a woman - sources tell us is Jasmin Hartin - at the water taxi at 5:53 am on May 22nd. The driver - who sources tell us is Jemmott - pulls up - asks an employee when the first boat to San Pedro is leaving. He tells the man in the van, presumably Jemmott - it's 8:00 am. Hartin exits the minivan and enters the terminal.

She enters and turned to sit on a bench next to the cargo area. Sources tell us that's where she started crying inconsolably, and she had to be comforted by employees in the area. Sources say she cried for some time after that.

What was the cause for her breakdown is unsure - but the report in the Daily Mail says that she had been at a party in Belmopan and Jemmott had to drive 50 miles to rescue her. When they met in San Pedro one week later, it's unclear whether the issue that prompted the crying had been ironed out.

Inmate Hartin, Alone, But For Her Own Protection

But, tonight Jemmott is dead and Hartin has been in custody or at prison for almost two weeks.

She's completing 8 days at the Kolbe Foundation's Belize Central Prison, It's been called one of the World's toughest prisons. And this week it became famous or rather infamous when it admitted its most high profile inmate to date.

It's a series of events that's left the prison's C.E.O Virgilio Murillo a man in much demand. Forced to field request after request from international media outlets who are desperate for even a glimpse of the blonde behind Kolbe's bars.

But Murillo has been unrelenting, telling local media yesterday that he's not about to let anyone in to scrutinize his prison now when the media has never wanted to do so before. And this morning via Zoom he spoke to Cherisse Halsall about the rights and privileges currently enjoyed by inmate Hartin and why every decision made with the prison walls is in the interest of her safety and well-being.

Cherisse Halsall:
"I'd like to start if possible with you telling us whatever you can, with whatever you feel comfortable discussing Miss Jasmine Hartin's first days at the Kolbe foundation?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"Well, I cannot speak to that."

Cherisse Halsall:
"At all?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"Absolutely, I'm not with her so I don't know what she's experiencing and I won't get into it. I won't try to figure out or speculate anything at all."

Cherisse Halsall:
"So there were some concerns over the weekend and we did hear, within the statement from ACP Myvette yesterday, he said Miss Hartin had access to family members. In your opinion does that mean, while she was at San Pedro or when she came to you."

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"I don't know which one of us doesn't understand the English language. I saw an article in the Sun and I thought that the Sun had dispelled the rumor that she was visited by families, I understood it clearly that no families have come, I'm not too sure that it's a trick question, trying to see if we are lying or not, whatever you saw in the sun is accurate so let's confine ourselves to that please."

Cherisse Halsall:
"International media has largely focused on calling the Kolbe Foundation one of the World's worst prisons, now we as local media, we've been there. I have actually in the past few months been inside the female facility and in my opinion I can say, it's quite a nice place, just a few houses that these women are traversing between but nothing like what the perception of a jail cell would be. What's your reaction to your prison being called one of the worst in the world?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"Cherisse, I don't pay attention to negativity, There's a good old saying that says if you think education is expensive, try ignorance and that is pretty much, that is all I can say about these international media houses, obviously they are very ignorant and I don't need to prove or disprove anything. You are locals and you know more or less what is going on with this prison you've been here more than once."

Cherisse Halsall:
"Now Sir, there are claims coming from within your prison about some special treatment, they say that Miss Hartin gets to recreate on her own, how would you answer that?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"Anything that Miss Hartin gets in terms of rights and privileges that she's entitled to under international norms, please understand foremost, her safety is important. It's paramount, as a matter of fact, every prisoner convicted our remanded safety comes first, their safety is paramount. People don't come to prison to die, people come to prison to serve out a sentence given by the court and our job is to ensure that they are not killed, they are not harmed or what have you."

Cherisse Halsall:
"So, in fact, if Ms. Hartin is recreating by herself that would be to ensure that the other prisoners do her no harm?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"I would imagine so. It just makes a hell of a lot of logical sense, doesn't it."

Cherisse Halsall:
"It does."

Cherisse Halsall:
"Now, Sir I think one of the last things I'll ask you tomorrow is the next bail hearing so of course there's a lot of questions swirling, it's COVID time, they can certainly do it virtually. Are there plans to bring her down to Belize City or will she stay right there as this bail hearing is heard?"

Virgillio Murillo, C.E.O., Kolbe Foundation
"I do not determine whether the prisoner is brought into the court in person or their trial or their trial is done virtually, that is a determination for the court. So I cannot speak to that, at the spur of the moment we will do what we have to do to get that person before the judge."

Murillo also told us that the prison isn't there to judge anyone but to ensure that whatever the judge issues in terms of a sentence, they are quote: "Alive and well and can stand up and face their charges."

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Jasmine Hartin Granted Bail

Jasmjne Hartin granted Bail in the amount of $30,000.00 BZD

Thirty-two-year-old Jasmine Hartin has been granted bail. Hartin was remanded to the Belize Central Prison on June 1st after being charged with manslaughter by negligence and denied bail at the magistrate level. Her attorney, Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith submitted for Supreme Court bail and today arguments were heard by Justice Herbert Lord.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions argued that Hartin who is Canadian is a flight risk. Smith successfully argued that she is not.

Bail was set at $30,000 plus one surety of the same amount.

As part of her bail conditions, Hartin is required to submit all travel documents, report to the every adjourned date and not leave Belize.



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Attorney Godfrey Smith speaks with the media after the bail hearing.

Jasmine Hartin granted $30,000 Supreme Court bail

After hours of legal arguments heard at the Supreme Court in Belize City, Jasmine Hartin’s defense attorney secured bail for the Canadian national charged for Manslaughter by Negligence in the shooting death of police superintendent Henry Jemmott. Justice Herbert Lord granted bail for BZ$30,000 and one surety of the same amount.

Hartin is subject to certain conditions, such as surrendering her travel and other personal documents. She cannot leave the country without the permission of the Supreme Court and is to report to the police station in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District daily. Hartin will need to attend all her court hearings in San Pedro Town until the case is closed. She must also adhere to a curfew from 7PM to 6AM every day. Justice Lord warned that breach of any of these conditions would lead to the immediate detention of Hartin.

The decision to grant her bail came after Justice Lord listened to written and oral submissions prepared by Hartin’s defense attorney, Godfrey Smith. One of the main arguments brought up by the prosecution was that Hartin was a flight risk, but Smith managed to convince the Justice that his client has no intentions to flee the country as she has Belizean children and business ties to Belize.

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Hartin Checks Out Of Kolbe!

After spending 8 days on remand at the Belize Central Prison, Jasmin Hartin, the wealthy socialite accused of killing Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott, was granted Supreme Court bail this afternoon. She is free on bail tonight after being released from the prison at 5:00 this evening.

For today's hearing, she appeared virtually before Justice Herbert Lord. He asked the prosecution and her defense attorneys to present extensive arguments as to why she should or should not be granted bail.

The DPP's Office had objected to bail on the grounds that Hartin is a flight risk. Today Senior Crown Counsel Shanice Lovell was the first to present arguments to back that up, and she submitted that if Hartin is released from prison, she is likely to flee the country in an attempt to escape from her prosecution for manslaughter by negligence.

Lovell told the court that Hartin is a Canadian, and that she has been residing in Belize through continuous extensions of her visitor's permit. As a matter of fact, the most recent extension to her permit expired 2 days ago.

The prosecutor also pointed out that - as disclosed in her statement - Hartin handled Jemmoth's police-issued firearm while under the influence, and without a proper gun license.

Senior Crown Counsel Lovell also made submissions in anticipation of the defense's response to the bail objection. In written arguments, Hartin and her legal team pointed out to the court that she is the mother of twins, 4-year-old boys who are Belizean. They argued that this is a strong tie to Belize and a counter to the prosecution's insistence that she will flee the country. In response, the crown counsel told the court that Hartin's children are actually dual citizens with Canadian passports and that they could leave the jurisdiction without any issues.

The crown counsel then focused on her wealth, and how that could enable her to flee. She submitted that Hartin is "a person of means, a person of vast resources". The prosecution reasoned that she can leave the country fairly easily.

Senior Crown Counsel Lovell submitted that in the best interest of the administration of justice, Hartin's bail application should be denied because, in the prosecution's opinion, no court-ordered bail conditions would lessen the risk of her fleeing the country.

Senior Crown Counsel Godfrey Smith replied to the objection on Hartin's behalf. He pointed out to the court that Hartin has a right to bail based on the presumption of innocence. The defense also added that the threshold for denying bail is stronger than simply a risk that she will flee. Smith told the court that the prosecution must adequately show that there is an "unacceptable risk" to bail that cannot be managed or mitigated by any court-ordered bail conditions. He told the court that it isn't allowed to simply speculate and conclude that she will flee.

Smith also invited the court to view her legal status in Belize from a different perspective. He submitted that the prosecution filed documents demonstrating that Hartin has dutifully complied with the requirements for a visitor's permit by receiving extensions for the last 7 years. He pointed out that by now, she should be able to apply for Belizean citizenship. He also asked the court to consider that she is of good character and that she has no previous charges or convictions in Belize or elsewhere. He also asked the judge to consider that Hartin did not flee the scene of the crime that night, and neither did she try to dispose of the weapon which inflicted the fatal injury.

He closed off by pointing out that Hartin has strong economic ties to Belize, and that the penalty for manslaughter by negligence is not so severe that a right-thinking person would become a fugitive for the rest of their life in avoidance of it.

After a brief adjournment, Justice Lord heard a rebuttal from the prosecution in response to Smith's submissions, and he later ruled that Hartin should be released on bail of $30,000 and one surety, or a cash deposit.

After the hearing, Smith granted the awaiting press an interview right outside the courtroom:

Godfrey Smith, SC - Attorney for Jasmin Hartin
"The Judge has granted bail."

Reporter
"Explain to us, sir, the nature of the conditions that came with it. We understand that they're very strict."

Godfrey Smith, SC
"I didn't make note of all of them, but bail was set in the sum of 30 thousand Belize dollars plus a surety of the same, reportage to the police station once per day. A request has to be made of the court if there is a wish to travel. Obviously, the surrender of passport and all other documents, and all forms of identification, and another of other - curfew was one."

"In the end, the judge felt that there was not an unacceptable risk of flight, once the appropriate conditions could be put in place."

"Basically, the question of whether grant bail or not includes a whole list of factors: previous convictions, the character of the person, economic ties to the country, family ties, community ties, and so basically, the judge carefully went down the list and concluded that there was not an unacceptable risk of flight."

Reporter
"What's the next step in terms of getting Miss Hartin from prison. We know that she spent 8 days there."

Godfrey Smith, SC
"Papers have to be signed. The order has to be finalized, and of course, the cash bail and the surety has to be signed up. So, we still have work to do to get that going."

Reporter
"Will that be completed by the end of today?"

Godfrey Smith, SC
"That is the hope if you do not detain me much longer."

Reporter
"When considering the judge's misgivings about the media attention surrounding this case, did you have any trepidation about entering that argument that she can't flee anywhere where the media can't follow?"

Godfrey Smith, SC
"Well, I think all I can say on that is for us, it made little sense to argue flight risk if she's under an international media microscope, for an offense for which the likely sentence may be a fine or a short term of imprisonment. It makes no sense to flee in such circumstances."

As you heard, the judge ordered Hartin to comply with 8 strict conditions to her bail. She must immediately surrender her passport and identification documents to the court. She cannot leave Belize without the express permission of the Supreme Court. She must abide by a curfew and stay at home between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. She also has to report to the San Ignacio Police Station daily. She must not contact any prosecution witnesses or attempt to impede or obstruct the investigation against her.. Finally, if she breaches any of these conditions, it will result in the immediate revocation of her bail.

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Jasmine's Day One On the Outside

It's been a little more than 24-hours since Jasmine Hartin was released on bail from the Belize Central Prison.

And since then questions have abounded about Belize's most famous manslaughter suspect and how she's settling back into life on the outside.

Tonight Cherisse Halsall takes a look at those first 24 hours and we ask questions of our own about Hartin's bail, the conditions of that bail, and why the DPP chose manslaughter over murder:

The next chapter of Jasmine Hartin's life under the glare of public scrutiny has begun and it started yesterday afternoon when she left the Hattieville prison under an improvised shroud amidst the din of clicking camera shutters and the shout of a reporter, the first she's heard but certainly not the last.

From there she was whisked off presumably to San Ignacio where her attorney has indicated to police, she will remain while she is out on bail.

But she has to check into the police station every day.

And that started at 7:00 this morning where she checked in at the same police station where her friend turned victim Henry Jemmott was formerly the officer commanding.

The irony of this is magnified by the fact that Hartin is now resident in the same town that Jemmott called home.

Of course, we know that Hartin and Jemmott's friendship had some resonance in the west where on May 21st he is believed to have saved her from an uncomfortable or threatening situation at a party in Belmopan. Jemmott drove a reported 50 miles to go and pick her up where one of his friends says she was highly intoxicated and that he found her staggering out into the street.

That rescue ended here at the San Pedro Belize Express where he dropped her off a few minutes to 6:00. He's seen asking an employee entering the terminal what time is the first boat. She walks in to take a seat, and according to eyewitnesses cries inconsolably for over an hour.

What caused the crying? There are many theories but no one can say for sure.

And while the country makes guesses about the missing pieces of the puzzle in the case of Jasmine and Jemmott, another question on the mind of every Belizean is that charge of Manslaughter.

Was it fair? And would the average citizen to commit such a crime get the same treatment? We put that question to two attorneys, one the Minister of police and the other the former attorney general.

Hon. Kareem Musa - Minister of Home Affairs
"In a case of manslaughter by negligence, it is expected that you would get bail. I don't know of anyone who is currently behind bars for a case of manslaughter by negligence, if they apply to the supreme court they would be granted bail and of course, they look at all the factors, whether you're a flight risk and all of that, but like I said, I don't know of anybody who is currently on remand for manslaughter by negligence, it's a bailable offense."

Micheal Peyrefitte - Former Attorney General
"It would be dishonest of me not to at least say what I think in this case. I mean it's hard to from my experience, most people from who I have known to be in the system you injure somebody like that the charge is murder. So, it's a legitimate question to ask why is it in this case, the charge is not murder.

Jules Vasquez
"Suppose he had pulled the trigger "accidentally", quote, on her, do you think he would have been charged with manslaughter by negligence?"

Micheal Peyrefitte
"If he had shot her, if it had been the reverse, he would have been charged for triple murder. I mean, I mean, that's the thing it's a legitimate question."

Jules Vasquez
"So, you believe race and power are at play here?"

Micheal Peyrefitte - Former Attorney General
"Absolutely. I'm not saying that's what's at play but it is a legitimate question to ask."

As we've told you Hartin's bail was set at $30,000.00 and one surety.

The 8 conditions of that bail are: That she immediately surrender her passport and any other travel and identification documents to the Court Registrar until the conclusion of the case, That she does not leave the jurisdiction except with permission from the court via an application, That she attends each adjournment as set by the Magistrate in San Pedro until the matter is completed, that she abide by a curfew to be at her place of residence between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily until the matter is disposed of.

Additionally, she is to report to the San Ignacio police station once daily between 7 a.m. and 5 pm.; she is not to engage in any conduct to hinder, impede or otherwise obstruct the investigation. Any breach of the terms of the order will result in the immediate revocation of bail.

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We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
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