シャナガードナー-フェルナンデス, 35, 当時、ブライドガンと離婚する過程にありましたが、彼らはまだジャクソンビルビーチで双子と同じ屋根の下に住んでいました, フロリダ, 彼女がコメントしたと彼が言ったとき.
“She had been talking to us about her divorce, and she told us her life could just be better if he could just ‘shut up’ and asked us if we knew anybody that could ‘shut him up,’” recalled the employee of a 2015 dinner at the Flying Iguana, a local Mexican restaurant.
“I did not take it at the time as anything nefarious,” 彼が追加した. “民主主義の弁護士マイケル・サスマンは裁判官にダーラムの捜査から起訴を破棄するように頼む, I can see how that can be taken differently now.”
Detectives on the case interviewed the Jacksonville tattoo worker last Thursday. He asked that his name be withheld to protect his job.
The employee said he became friends with Gardner-Fernandez after she came to his shop for a clitoris piercing, according to a waiver she signed for the procedure.
Bridegen, 33, was gunned down Feb. 16 in Jacksonville Beach in front of his 2-year-old daughter after dropping off his twins at his ex-wife’s house. He had been locked in almost constant litigation with Gardner-Fernandez since she filed for divorce in 2015. He later married Kirsten Bridegan, and they share Bexley, 2, and London, 1.
He was on his way home with Bexley strapped in the car seat when he encountered a tire in the road. As Bridegan stepped out of his black Volkswagen Atlas, an unknown assailant shot him and fled.
Jared Bridegan was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church. He married his first wife in a 2010 fairytale wedding at the Salt Lake Temple in Utah. But Gardner-Fernandez, who’s from a prominent and wealthy Mormon family, stopped going to church, then allegedly had an affair — triggering the acrimonious divorce.
彼女の両親, Sterling and Shelli Gardner, founded the paper-craft company Stampin Up!, which has an estimated annual revenue of over $ 100 million a year, according to IncFact.
The shocking murder remains unsolved, そしてその Jacksonville Beach Police Department has not publicly named a suspect. Fox News Digital was the first to report that Gardner-Fernandez and her second husband, Mario Fernandez, hired top criminal defense lawyer Henry “Hank” Coxe III.
Fox News Digital obtained the liability waivers that Gardner-Fernandez signed on an iPad each time she had a service, stating the desired “enhancement,” her address and an emergency contact. The document also includes a real-time photo taken on the iPad to verify her identity.
Under the heading “description of your piercing” from the Feb. 24, 2015, waiver, Gardner-Fernandez wrote “clit.” She returned to the shop for an upper ear-piercing and again for a navel piercing — all in the span of a few months, according to documents reviewed by Fox News Digital.
The worker said he used to live in Utah and had Mormon roommates, and so he and Gardner-Fernandez struck up a fast bond. She frequently stopped by the parlor just to hang out and often vented about her soon-to-be ex-husband, complaining that he was “trying to take all of her money,” the employee recalled.
Her parents financially supported the couple before the divorce — including a monthly stipend of $ 8,500 a month, according to court papers.
Although a “vaginal piercing” is a common request, the employee said he was stunned that she had gotten that procedure on “day one” when she came in “looking like a regular mother.”
In a matter of weeks, she underwent a dramatic transformation, 彼は言った.
“She went from this goody two shoes girl to this wild lady,” 彼は言った, noting the waiver photos that illustrate the change. “I just remember thinking, 上手, this is a changed woman.”
Sgt. Tonya Tator, of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, コメントを拒否しました, saying it’s still an active investigation. Kristen Bridegan also declined to comment. Coxe didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Matteo Cina contributed to this report