Belize

Jasmine Martin biography: 13 things about Lord Michael Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law

Jasmine Suzanne Hartin is a Canadian socialite living in Belize. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives on Sea Grape Drive in San Pedro, Belize. (a)
  2. She is referred to as the wife of Andrew Ashcroft, the youngest son of billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft. However, it is unclear if she and Andrew are legally married or a common law couple. Lord Michael is Belize’s former ambassador to the United Nations. (a) (b)
  3. She has two children. (b)
  4. She and Andrew head a luxury hotel company in Belize. (a)
  5. From September 2015 to 2017, she worked as a real estate associate at SANCAS Realty Lt.d – Christie’s International Real Estate. (c)
  6. In 2016, she joined Alaia Belize Autograph Hotel Collection as the director of lifestyle and experience. (c)
  7. She was friends with Belizean cop Henry Jemmott, who died at the age of 42. (d)
  8. On May 28, 2021, she and Jemmott were alone on a pier in San Pedro drinking. She then played a pistol game with him. His lifeless body with a gunshot wound behind the right ear was later found floating in the sea near the pier. The police officers who responded to the pier found a firearm that belonged to him. A security guard found her hysterical with blood on her arms and on her clothing. (a) (b) (d) (e)
  9. On May 29, 2021, she was arrested. She claimed that on May 28, 2021, she picked up Jemmott’s gun to pass it back to him but it fired accidentally. (b) (e)
  10. She was 32 years old when she was arrested on May 29, 2021. (a)
  11. On May 30, 2021, her lawyer Godfrey Smith visited her in jail. Smith is Belize’s former attorney general. (f)
  12. On May 31, 2021, she was charged for manslaughter by negligence over the shooting death of Jemmott. She was arraigned on the same day. (a)
  13. She was denied bail, Smith revealed on May 31, 2021. (b)

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