Florida ex-wife of slain Microsoft exec allegedly wanted to 'shut him up,' tattoo staffer
EXCLUSIVE: A Florida tattoo parlor staffer said the Mormon ex-wife of slain Microsoft executive Jared Bridegan asked if he knew anyone who could "shut him up" in 2015 — after undergoing a surprising "enhancement" on her genitals.
FLORIDA EX-WIFE OF SLAIN MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE HIRES CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERDetectives on the case interviewed the Jacksonville tattoo worker last Thursday.
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 was on his way home with Bexley strapped in the car seat when he encountered a tire in the road.
Jared Bridegan was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church.
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.
The shocking murder remains unsolved, and the Jacksonville Beach Police Department has not publicly named a suspect.
Under the heading "description of your piercing" from the Feb. 24, 2015, waiver, Gardner-Fernandez wrote "clit."
Her parents financially supported the couple before the divorce — including a monthly stipend of $8,500 a month, according to court papers.
Tonya Tator, of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, declined to comment, saying it’s still an active investigation.