- Sep 7, 2021
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What can triggerman be sentenced to after pleading guilty in Jared Bridegan killing?
By agreeing to testify against Mario Fernandez Saldana in the Jacksonville Beach killing of the St. Augustine exec, sentencing guidelines were waived.
By agreeing to plead guilty to Jared Bridegan's ambush shooting death in Jacksonville Beach, 62-year-old Henry Arthur Tenon will be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison, according to the newly released plea agreement.
In accepting the March 16 guilty plea for second-degree murder with a weapon, the "state waives the sentencing guidelines, defendant agrees to testify truthfully against any co-defendants, state will drop counts 2, 3 and 4 at the time of the sentencing," the agreement reads.
"Both parties acknowledge that the sentencing court will give weight to the defendant's life expectancy, his early and continuing cooperation in the prosecution of co-defendants and will hear all parties, including members of the victim's family in considering the appropriate sentence," the agreement reads.
A second-degree murder conviction can be punishable up to life in prison.
Tenon also will receive credit for time served since his Aug. 18 arrest on charges of possession of a weapon by a felon and driving with a suspended or revoked license on a third or subsequent conviction. That arrest report stated he had a shotgun in the trunk during a traffic stop. The Bridegan charges were added on Jan. 25 while he was still in jail awaiting trial.
State Attorney Melissa Nelson said Tenon confirmed he was the triggerman in the Feb. 16 attack on Bridegan, who had dropped off his twin children to his ex-wife whom he shared custody with. [snip]