Governor Signs Warrant, West Richland Woman Charged in Murder
Gardner-Fernandez is charged in the killing of her ex-husband, Jared Bridegan. Extradition papers were signed on September 26th that will send her back to Florida. She's charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit a felony, and child abuse.
Gardner-Fernandez is accused of orchestrating the shooting death of her ex-husband in 2022. Bridegan was shot several times at close range on February 16th. His the 2-year-old daughter was in the back seat of his SUV. She was not injured.
34-year old Mario Fernandez faces the same charges. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both if they're convicted.
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