Footage of the arrest of Mario Fernandez, the person accused of orchestrating the murder of Microsoft govt Jared Bridegan, has been launched by the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Mr Fernandez, a landlord, is accused of hiring considered one of his tenants, Henry Tenon, to ambush and kill Mr Bridegan close to Jacksonville, Florida in February 2022. Mr Tenon reportedly admitted to police that he pulled the set off the night time Mr Bridegan was killed.
The discharge of the arrest footage comes within the wake of a 3rd arrest within the murder case. Mr Bridegan’s ex-wife, Shanna Gardner-Fernandez — who’s married to Mr Fernandez — was additionally arrested and charged with first diploma murder.
Mr Bridegan and Ms Gardner-Fernandez have been embroiled in a contentious divorce continuing previous to his dying.
Within the not too long ago launched bodycamera footage obtained by News4Jax, Mr Fernandez might be seen sitting in handcuffs at the back of a pickup truck talking with police investigators. He’s then positioned at the back of a patrol automotive.
Mr Fernandez was arrested in March.
Within the footage, he might be heard reminiscing about utilizing beepers and remembering cellphone numbers, laughing about being brief, and asking about how deputies cope with tall people who find themselves positioned at the back of cramped patrol automobiles.
He’s going through first diploma murder, conspiracy, and baby abuse costs. He faces a possible dying penalty if convicted.
On the night time of the capturing, Mr Bridegan was getting back from his ex-wife’s home close to Jacksonville after dropping off two of his kids. On his method residence, he discovered a tire within the highway blocking his path. When Mr Bridegan stepped out of his automobile, he was shot — allegedly by Mr Tenon — and killed. Bullets hit the inside of Mr Bridegan’s automotive, narrowly lacking his toddler from one other marriage.
After the capturing Mr Bridegan’s ex-wife stated she was “devastated” by the murder and insisted she had nothing to do along with his violent dying.
A grand jury indicted her on Thursday, after which he was taken into custody in Washington state. She moved out of Florida after Mr Bridegan was murdered.
Ms Gardner-Fernandez’s household issued a press release within the wake of her arrest.
“Phrases can’t precisely categorical the depth of our disappointment. Household is our high precedence. We love our daughter and are centered on supporting her and our whole household as we assist our grandchildren navigate this tough and really complicated time,” her dad and mom, Shelli and Sterling Gardner, stated.
“For his or her sake and all concerned, we warning in opposition to additional hypothesis and request privateness because the authorized course of runs its course. Within the meantime, we’re grateful for the continued help, thoughtfulness and prayers being so generously shared by mates and family members.”