Microsoft exec Jared Bridegan's ex, Shanna Gardner, is now charged in plot to murder him


Shanna Gardner-Fernandez is the ex-wife of Jared Bridegan, who was shot to death on Feb. 16, 2022, in Jacksonville Beach after dropping their two kids off at her house and attempting to head back to his home in St. Augustine. Gardner-Fernandez spoke in June with the Times-Union and was photographed at a friend's home. She has now been charged in the case.

Former Microsoft executive Jared Bridegan’s ex-wife, Shanna Lee Gardner, has now been charged in his ambush death in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

State Attorney Melissa Nelson held a very brief news conference Thursday announcing the final update to the high-profile case. She said prosecutors will seek the death penalty against her as well as having already advised they are doing with her co-defendant husband, Mario Fernandez Saldana.

Fernandez Saldana, 35, was arrested on March 16 in Orange County on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit a capital felony and child abuse.

Those are the same charges Gardner, 36, now faces. Fernandez Saldana’s arrest came the same day Nelson announced that Henry Arthur Tenon, 62, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting and was the triggerman. He was the first one charged in the case on Jan. 25.


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