Florida ex-wife of slain Microsoft exec allegedly wanted to 'shut him up,' tattoo staffer

Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, 35, all'epoca stava per divorziare da Bridegan, ma vivevano ancora sotto lo stesso tetto con i loro gemelli a Jacksonville Beach, Florida, quando ha detto che ha fatto il commento.

A photo combination of Kirsten and Jared Bridegan with their daughter London and his ex-wife Shanna Gardner-Fernandez.

A photo combination of Kirsten and Jared Bridegan with their daughter London and his ex-wife Shanna Gardner-Fernandez. (Fox News Digital)

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,” Ha aggiunto. “In hindsight, I can see how that can be taken differently now.

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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.

A photo combination of Shanna Gardner-Fernandez's liability waivers taken at a tattoo parlor in 2015 in the span of three months, showing a dramatic transformation.

A photo combination of Shanna Gardner-Fernandez’s liability waivers taken at a tattoo parlor in 2015 in the span of three months, showing a dramatic transformation. (Fox News )

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.

A family portrait of Jared and Kirsten Bridegan.

A family portrait of Jared and Kirsten Bridegan. (Infinite Focus Photography/Madeline Insignares)

I suoi genitori, 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, e il 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 “Matassa” Coxe III.

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Fox News Digital obtained the liability waivers that Gardner-Fernandez signed on an iPad each time she had a service, stating the desiredenhancement,” her address and an emergency contact. The document also includes a real-time photo taken on the iPad to verify her identity.

Shanna Gardner-Fernandez poses with her husband Mario Fernandez and her twins from her marriage to Jared Bridegan.

Shanna Gardner-Fernandez poses with her husband Mario Fernandez and her twins from her marriage to Jared Bridegan. (Facebook)

Under the headingdescription of your piercingfrom the Feb. 24, 2015, rinuncia, Gardner-Fernandez wroteclit.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.

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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 wastrying to take all of her money,” the employee recalled.

Police are asking for the public's help identifying this Ford F-150 in connection to Jared Bridegan's murder.

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying this Ford F-150 in connection to Jared Bridegan’s murder. (Jacksonville Beach Police Department)

Her parents financially supported the couple before the divorce — including a monthly stipend of $ 8,500 un mese, secondo i documenti del tribunale.

Although avaginal piercingis a common request, the employee said he was stunned that she had gotten that procedure onday onewhen she came inlooking like a regular mother.

In a matter of weeks, she underwent a dramatic transformation, Egli ha detto.

She went from this goody two shoes girl to this wild lady,” Egli ha detto, noting the waiver photos that illustrate the change. “I just remember thinking, bene, this is a changed woman.

Sgt. Tonya Tator, of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, declined to comment, 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

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