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Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021. 3:24 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The saga of Jasmine Hartin has added a new dimension – custody of her four-year-old twin son and daughter with estranged partner Andrew Ashcroft.

This week the Belize Family Court determined Andrew, 43, should have interim custody pending further hearing, according to Channel 5 News.

Hartin, 32, is separately charged with manslaughter by negligence in the death of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott, 42, in May, and common assault of a hotel employee in San Pedro Town a few weeks ago, allegedly as she confronted Andrew over being denied access to the twins.

Neither had much to say after the ruling, preferring to speak through their attorneys, but Hartin did say: “That was a very, in my opinion, a very unfair outcome but I don’t think I can speak right now.”

Charges of immoral behaviour have been hurled back and forth between the warring pair but Hartin’s attorney Wendy Auxillou, said her client “intends to act very maturely and not discuss the custody issues until there’s a resolution at some point,” adding that “this is a matter that involves children and because it involves children, we have to take every care not to make spurious comments and allegations.”

Hartin is due back in court on her criminal charges sometime in August.


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