Troubled police chief allegedly shot dead by Jasmine Hartin was ‘so drunk’ on the day he died that he was ‘put aside for erratic driving in his golf cart’
- Henry Jemmott would be in Belize on May 28 . were shot dead by Jasmine Hartin
- Jasmine claims it was an accident, and the gun went off when she was about to hand it to him
- Supt Jemmott was drunk the day he died, The Mail On Sunday told
- Another cop had pulled him over for driving his golf cart in an ‘irregular’ manner
- The father was ‘plagued by demons’, says Romit Wilson, who knows his partner
restless Police Chief Henry Jemmott was so drunk the day he died that another officer stopped him for driving his golf cart in an ‘irregular’ manner, The Mail on Sunday has reported.
Supt Jemmott had a five-day break after being given official leave for ‘personal reasons’.
Hours before he was shot dead, a traffic cop stopped him as he “waved goodbye” along an island road.
“He was drunk, very drunk,” the source said.
“He was so drunk he was swinging in all directions. He drove the golf cart erratically. You could smell the drink. He was approached, but was allowed to continue.’
Police Chief Henry Jemmott (pictured) was so drunk the day he died that a cop pulled him over for driving his golf cart in an ‘irregular’ manner.
The father of five was “plagued by demons,” according to a woman who knows his common-law wife, Romit Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is the mother of Supt Jemmott’s three youngest children.
‘Does he like whiskey? Yes. Did he like cocaine? Yes. Did he like to party? Absolutely,” said the source.
“He was a very complicated character who portrayed himself in a certain way, but the reality was very different. He had many demons.’
The Mail on Sunday has learned that Ms Wilson is estranged from Supt Jemmott’s family, who are “outraged” that Jasmine Hartin has not been charged with his murder.
They plan to file a multimillion-pound wrongful death lawsuit.
“Money has power here,” said Supt Jemmott’s sister, Vidalia Cadogan.
A source added: ‘His funeral will take place on Friday. His sisters organize it because of the rift between the family and Romit.’
Supt Jemmott’s best friend, fishing captain Francesco ‘Panny’ Arceo, was with him from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of his death. Later they ate together.
The Mail on Sunday has learned that Supt Jemmott’s family is ‘outraged’ that Jasmine Hartin (pictured leaving San Pedro police station on May 30) has not been charged with his murder
Panny said, “He was happy to catch a lot of fish. He put on a carefree face and would never talk about problems at home. Real men never do that.
“He didn’t drink on the boat. We came back at 3pm and then he and his friend went to take a shower and drink.
“They came back to my house for dinner. I knew they had had a drink. Such was Henry. I have not rated him.
“When I asked him where he was staying, he said, ‘I’m in Grand Colony. I’m best friends with the Ashcrofts.”
“He was proud of his relationship with the Ashcroft family. He bragged about it.
“We ate the red snapper we caught earlier that day. He ate the last piece of it and left at 9:15 PM.
Henry bowed as he went out the door. He said, ‘Thank you, my friend. I will never forget today.’
“I felt like I’d never see him again.”
The next day, Panny transported his friend’s body from the island to the mainland in his fishing boat prior to the autopsy.
“I didn’t open the body bag,” he recalls. “I want to remember him as he was.”