Matthew Bernard Wiki, Age, Wife (Triple Homicide) Bio, Family & Facts

Matthew Bernard (born August 21, 2000) is an American Student, Criminal, and Controversial Controversy from Danville, Virginia. He is best known as the brother-in-law of “Blake Bivens” (minor league baseball pitcher).

On August 27, 2019, the horrifying news came out when three dead bodies were discovered in Virginia. Matthew caught into custody in a triple homicide case after an intense manhunt.

Matthew Bernard who is the brother-in-law of Blake Bivens murdered his wife Emily Bivens and 1-year-old son Cullen Bivens
Photo: Emily Bernard Bivens, Cullen Bivens & Blake Bivens.

The victims were Emily Bernard Bivens, Cullen Bivens, and Joan Bernard. In fact, Emily (24-years-old) was his sibling and Matthew’s nephew “Cullen” was just 1-year-old at the time of his death.

Blake and Emily married each other back on January 9, 2016, and welcomed their son “Cullen Bivens” in June 2018. Moreover, Emily used to work as a photographer and lived in Florida and Virginia.

The triple murder news was first confirmed by the Tampa Bay Rays. They released an official statement and revealed that Blake Bivens‘ wife, child, and mother-in-law were brutally killed.


Controversy – Arrested with the First-Degree Murder Charge

The incident took place on the morning of August 27, 2019, in Keeling, Virginia. According to Wikipedia, someone called 911 and told about Matthew Thomas Bernard’s shooting due to heard loud gun sound which came at around 8:00 am. Soon, the authorities arrived on the location.

They found Joan’s dead body in the driveway. Later, the police went inside the home and found the deceased body of a woman and a child. In addition, the family dog was also shot dead by the murderer.

Matthew Bernard ran naked from the police on the streets of Keeling, Virginia after killing three people from his family


The officials put the entire area on lockdown as Matthew Bernard was still armed with a rifle. A search warrant for manhunt and the first-degree murder was also issued. The neighbors saw him fleeing naked in the nearby wooded area before the police arrived.

Furthermore, the local media also captured some footage when the authorities were chasing him down. Fortunately, Matthew finally got arrested and took into custody. The main reason for the murders is yet to be published.


Trivia & Quick Info

Real Full Birth NameMatthew Thomas Bernard.
Nick nameMatthew.
In the news forRecently he got arrested with the first-degree murder charge.
VictimsEmily Bivens (his sister), Cullen Bivens (nephew), and Joan Bernard (mother).
Age (As of 2019)19 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayAugust 21, 2000.
Birthplace/HometownDanville, Virginia, USA.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
EthnicityWhite Caucasian Descent.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Leo.
House InKeeling, Virginia, USA.
Social Media Account StatsInstagram: NA.
Twitter: --
Facebook: --
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
WeightKilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
Biceps Size16.
Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)42-32-36.
Shoe Size (UK)9.
Tattoo details?NA.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBrown.
ParentsFather: Nelson Bernard.
Mother: Joan Bernard.
SiblingsSister: Emily Bivens.
Famous RelativesBrother-in-law: Blake Bivens (minor league baseball pitcher).
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Dating History?Names are not available.
GirlfriendWill update.
Wife/Spouse NameNone.
Highest QualificationHigh School Graduate.
SchoolDan River High School.
Alma Mater.Danville Community College.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Christian Bale.
Actress: Natalie Portman.
Dream Holiday DestinationParis.
Favorite ColorWhite.
Love to doTravel, Music, and Watch Movies.
Favorite FoodContinental Cuisine.
Net worth (approx.)Under Revision (As of 2019).
Salary, Income & Earnings--
Contact Details
Mobile or Phone Number--
Office AddressNA.
Official WebsiteNone.
Home DetailsWill Update.
Email AddressNot found.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Matthew Bernard

Matthew Bernard charged with first degree murder after killing his sister Emily Bivens, nephew Cullen Bivens, and mother Joan Bernard

  • Biography: Blake Bivens’ brother-in-law, Matthew Bernard was born on the 21st of August 2000. Therefore, his age is 19 years old, as of 2019.
  • Bernard’s mother, Joan, was 62-years-old at the time of her murder. His father “Nelson Bernard” was also present at the time when the tragic incident took place but he came out unharmed.
  • Matthew’s sister, Emily, and Bivens were high school sweethearts.
  • They attended George Washington High School together.
  • In 2019, Thomas completed his school education and graduated from Dan River High School.
  • Later, he enrolled in the Danville Community College and was attending classes there for a higher qualification.
  • During manhunt, Matthew also attacked a church groundskeeper before the police stopped him with the help of stun gun.
  • The police first only reveal that the killer was a close relative of the deceased victims.
  • He is currently charged with first-degree murder but the formal charges will come out after the autopsy reports.

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  • His uncle, Bryant Bernard, told the local media that Thomas injured himself when he was in the police vehicle.
  • In fact, he banged his head against the vehicle’s window and then authorities took him to the hospital.
  • Currently, he is in a strict psychiatric watch in the hospital.
  • Thomas Bernard earlier told his family that he was suffering from nightmares one week before the horrible incident took place.



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