He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Magistrates Court again today.
On Monday morning, the Tasmania Police announced the upgrade of the charges against Ridgers from causing grievous bodily harm to murder.
The investigators have not released additional details about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Authorities are urging individuals affected by family and domestic violence to seek assistance through support services.
1900 Respect National Helpline: 1800 737 732
Tas Family Violence Counselling and Support Service: 1800 608 122
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
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