The daughter-in-law of a British billionaire being held in connection with the death of a Belize police official must provide an “explanation” to authorities — or she’ll “have to be treated as the killer,” investigators said, according to a report.
Jasmine Hartin, who is married to the son of politically connected businessman Lord Michael Ashcroft, is being questioned in the Friday morning shooting death of San Pedro Superintendent Henry Jemmott.
The two were drinking and socializing on a pier before Jemmott’s body was found floating in the water with a bullet wound to the head and his service weapon nearby, police said.
Hartin, 38, initially refused to cooperate with investigators and asked for her lawyer, Belize Police Commissioner Chester Williams said.
Hartin was “deeply distressed and shaking” and covered in blood when first responders arrived, according to The Daily Mail.
“She stated that she needed to have her attorney present in order for her to say what she needs