The ex-wife of a Microsoft executive shot dead in a murder execution has been arrested, newly released body camera footage reveals.
Shanna Gardner-Fernandez, 35, was taken into custody last Thursday in West Richland, Washington, about three hours east of Seattle.
She moved there after her ex-husband Jared Bridegan, 33, was shot dead in Florida last year.
In-Body Camera footage received from & Gardner-Fernandez is seen leaving her house barefoot and handcuffed in shorts and a black t-shirt.
The officers allowed her to wear long pants and sandals.
“Where are your jeans, Mom?” During the arrest, one of Gardner-Fernandez’s children was heard asking.
“I love you, sweetheart,” the mother said as officers led her to a squad car.
Gardner-Fernandez was also allowed to take her prescription drugs to prison.
She is accused of having staged the murder with the help of her new husbandFernandez Saldana, 35, who allegedly hired Henry Tenon, 61, to shoot Bridegan.
Both men have already been arrested.
Tenon is said to have shot Bridegan while he was in the car with his two-year-old daughter, who was watching the entire incident.
The father stopped near Jacksonville Beach, Florida to clear a tire off the road.
Then he was shot.
The child was left in the car unattended for about three minutes when a passing motorist pulled over to help.
Bridegan and Gardner-Fernandez divorced in 2016, but then had a lengthy feud over finances and custody of their children.
Gardner-Fernandez was charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and child endangerment
The victim remarried after the breakup.
Bridegan’s new wife was at home with their seven-month-old daughter at the time of the murder.
She spoke out after the arrest of Gardner-Fernandez.
The tweets by Katie Jeffries of WTLV.The chapter will be “agonizing” for her, the single mother said, but she is confident justice will be served, a number of reports said