Local media reports the accused killer will be released on bail by the end of Tuesday
Canadian socialite Jasmine Hartin remains caged in Belize and pals say the pretty blond is terrified she will be murdered.
Hartin, 32, originally from Eastern Ontario, was arrested on May 28 and charged with killing her friend, Police Supertindent Henry Jemmott, 43, following a dockside booze-a-ramma.
She claimed it was an accident but detectives charged her with negligent manslaughter. Jemmons died of a single bullet wound reportedly fired from his service Glock.
But Hartin not only has to worry about the wrath of police.
Her estranged common-law husband’s family are among the most wealthy and powerful in the Central American country.
So far, it appears that the billionaire Ashcroft clan is refusing to allow Hartin to see her 4-year-old twins.
That triggered the former real estate agent’s current troubles.
Last Thursday, accompanied by her mom and a pal she entered the Ashcroft family resort and demanded to see her children but her estranged hubby Andrew refused.
His daddy is billionaire Sir Michael Ashcroft.
Cops were called and since she was already out on bail, Hartin was arrested and re-booked.
She has been unable to post the bail, Belize’s Channel 5 News reports.
However, Breaking Belize News reports that the stiletto-thin socialite is expected to be granted bail by the end of Tuesday.
Her lawyer Richard “Dickie” Bradley said a significant number of people have offered to help pay the $30,000 bail.
Bradley added that his client fears for her life in light of recent events.
Meanwhile, police are under heavy political pressure to keep a lid on leaks to the media and Hartin, who gave her side of the story to the Daily Mail and local media last Friday.
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is not happy.
“The police ought to have taken every precaution to ensure that the media did not enter the station and even more so that they did not interview a person, a prisoner, in police custody. That is a total violation of our protocols,” Williams said, adding that heads will roll.