Jared Bridegan was ‘concerned about his life’ before Jacksonville Beach murder, brother says

jacksonville beach, florida – The widow and brother of the four fathers killed in what police believed was a targeted ambush on Jacksonville Beach last year told News4JAX I-TEAM on Thursday to remain under arrest and investigation into the incident. I clarified my doubts.

Jared Bridegan’s widow, Kirsten, and brother Adam, law enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office were at Jacksonville Beach Police Headquarters Wednesday. Henry Tennon announced he has been arrested He was charged with conspiracy to murder, second-degree murder with a weapon, complicity in a felony, and felony child abuse charges related to the murder. Kirsten Bridegan said this was a “big step” in the right direction, but she and her husband’s brother said the case was still unsolved and needed people to clean up with detectives. said it was.

Kirsten Bridegan said, “When we learned more about what happened to Jared, it was clear that someone knew his route and schedule.” , felt well thought out and unique to Jared from the beginning, so Henry Tennon — someone we had never heard of and Jared didn’t know about — was alone in the matter. I wouldn’t be surprised if they announced they weren’t.”

Jared BrideganThe 33-year-old had just left his ex-wife Shana Gardner Fernandez’s home on the night of the ambush on Feb. 16. He dropped off the twins he shared with her. The attack happened several miles away as he made his way to his home in St. John’s County.

Detectives said the Microsoft manager was shot several times at close range on a dark road near the Sanctuary District after he stopped to get his tires off the road. That tire, investigators believe, was part of the setup.

When asked if she thought this was a hit, Kirsten Bridegan replied, “I think so.”

“We know Henry Tennon did not act alone,” state attorney Melissa Nelson said in a statement Wednesday.

I-TEAM found property records linking Tenon to Mario Fernandez, who is married to Bridegan’s ex-wife. At the time of filming, Tenon was renting a room in a house owned by Fernandez.

“I mean, it’s scary, isn’t it? Frankly, it’s scary that there’s a connection and there’s this massive conspiracy. Bridegan said.

“A mass conspiracy? Elaborate,” asked reporter Vic Micolucci.

“I don’t know how big this conspiracy is. I know you live like it never happened.”And it hurts.”

Neither Gardner-Fernandez nor Fernandez have been charged. Nor have they been publicly named as suspects. Gardner Fernandez said she had nothing to do with the murder.

Tenon, the 61-year-old was a convicted felon who had been incarcerated in a Jacksonville prison on other unrelated charges. Both Kirsten Bridegan and Adam Bridegan said they had never heard of him until he embarked on an investigation.

“Never in our lives,” Adam Brideggan said. “No, I don’t know who this person is.”

Jared Bridegan’s brother also shared something surprising.

“I won’t go into the details, but I had several conversations with Jared and he expressed concern that something like this could happen to him,” said Adam Bridegan. “He was worried about his life.”

The last 11 months have been incredibly difficult for our family. His now 3-year-old daughter Bexley, who was in a sport utility vehicle at the time of the shooting, asks the question.

“Early on, she talked a lot about gunshots. “And the conversation she had when she was with me was like, ‘Daddy’s in heaven,’ ‘My dad’s gone.'” I really appreciate that now. But it’s not as graphic as it used to be. ”

Kirsten Bridegan and Adam Bridegan thank you for all the support we’ve received not only from our community, but from around the world. Even after nearly a year with no answer to Jared Bridegan’s death, his loved ones said they weren’t giving up hope.

“There are some things that bother me. I contacted law enforcement and said, ‘Is there anything you can say to me?’ And, you know, they reassured me, “Hey, we’re working hard. We haven’t forgotten about Jared,” said Kirsten Bridegan.

But the family still has a long way to go to win justice for Jared Bridegan.

“My message is we are still here. You will be held accountable,” said Kirsten Bridegan.

there is $55,000 reward for information leading to murder arrest and prosecutionFirst Coast Crime Stoppers is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Much of that money was privately raised by the Bridegan family. The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Provide an additional $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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