Heartbreaking funeral pics of Belize cop 'shot dead by Lord Ashcroft's daughter-in-law Jasmine Hartin' as mourners sob

HEARTBREAKING photos show mourners at the funeral of the Belize cop allegedly shot dead by Lord Ashcroft's daughter-in-law Jasmine Hartin.

Mourners sobbed as Superintendent Henry Jemmott was laid to rest just days after Hartin was released on bail after being arrested over his death.

Jemmott's family members wore face masks that read "RIP King," which was the 24-year police veteran's nickname due to him being the only son among many daughters.

A service for the officer, 42, was held in his hometown of Dangriga on Saturday, and his casket was driven through the streets afterward.

Jemmott leaves behind five children and a partner of 14 years.

The officer's body was found floating beside a pier on May 28 after he was shot with his own service weapon, in what Hartin claims was an accident.

The pair were apparently drinking together late at night on the island of San Pedro when the superintendent was shot.

Hartin, 32, who is married to British billionaire Lord Ashcroft's son, Andrew, was charged with manslaughter by negligence in his death.

She was released on bail on Wednesday after posting a bond for 30,000 Belizean dollars (about $15,000 USD).

The Canadian socialite was freed after a court heard she was suffering “extreme anxiety and distress"

The judge ruled that Hartin would not pose a flight risk as the prosecution had argued, granting her access to go home to her 4-year-old twins.

"In the end, the judge felt that there was not an unacceptable risk of flight once the appropriate conditions could be put in place," Hartin’s attorney Godfrey Smith told reporters outside the Belize courtroom.

Hartin has claimed that the gun went off by accident as she was handing it back to Jemmott while the two were hanging out on the pier.

The decision to grant the suspect bail has been slammed by some in Belize, who believe Hartin is getting special treatment because of her wealth.

The cop's sister, Cherry Jemmott, 48, slammed the decision to release Hartin, saying it's "not right" and "not justice."

"He gave 24 years to the police, and this is the value they put on his life?" she asked.

Before she was released, Hartin spent over a week at the notorious Central Belize Prison.

As per her bail conditions, she is not permitted to leave Belize and must check in every day at a police station.

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