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Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2021. 8:24 pm CST.

BBN Staff: Jasmine Hartin, 32, is out on bail again as of 3 p.m. this afternoon after authorities at the Central Prison, Hattieville, received confirmation of her meeting the requirements for bail.

Following withdrawal of her original surety in the Supreme Court last week Friday, the process to identify and secure a new surety began almost immediately, but concluded only this morning, meaning she spent four days behind bars.

We have confirmed that the amount of 30 thousand dollars was posted by a close family friend and attorney for free, but prefers their identity not be disclosed to avoid the glaring media spotlight.

General Manager of Grand Colony Island Villas Frank Habet was the initial surety for Hartin, but he asked to be withdrawn before Justice Herbert Lord, stating that he was no longer confident that Hartin would appear in court. The Crown also sought revocation of bail on the ground that Hartin violated the charge to stay of good behaviour by being arrested and charged with common assault and drug possession, the latter charge stemming from the night Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott was shot dead.

While the court granted the application, it ruled it would not otherwise interfere with the bail, meaning Hartin needed only to find a new surety to be free again.

Hartin’s conditions for bail, including daily reports to the police station, a daily curfew, not interfering with witnesses, not leaving the jurisdiction without the court’s permission, and maintaining good behaviour remain in effect and she can be subject to remand once again if she breaks them.

Hartin is now represented by Richard “Dickie” Bradley, who complained of an “ambush” plotted by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions and Police Department and said they had acted “immorally and unethically” by objecting to bail on a minor offence and then seeking to try to revoke the original bail or in the alternative, convincing surety to withdraw, solely on the basis of the new charges and without notice to himself and his client.

The case returns to court in San Pedro Town sometime in August.

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