Ex-"Survivor" Producer Bruce Beresford Redman Arrested

The body of Monica Beresford Redman was found in April

By Scott Weber
|  Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010  |  Updated 6:54 PM PDT
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Bruce Beresford-Redman is a Fugitive in Mexico, But Who Will Bring Him Back?

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Bruce Beresford Redman, the former "Survivor'' TV producer suspected in the killing of his wife near a resort in Cancun, Mexico has been arrested at his southern Californian home.

According to the Department of Justice, Beresford Redman was arrested in his Rancho Palos Verdes home without incident late Tuesday by U.S. Marshals and FBI agents five months after being accused of killing his wife, Monica Beresford Redman.

Beresford Redman will be sent to the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles and booked into custody. He's expected to make an initial court appearance Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Justice.

Beresford Redman is charged in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, with aggravated homicide, according to Mexican extradition documents.

The body of Monica Beresford Redman was found in April in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun where the two were vacationing without their children. He returned to the United States before an arrest warrant was issued in Mexico. Since then, he has been fighting extradition.

Beresford Redman has proclaimed his innocence in an earlier statement this year released by his attorney, Robert Hirsch. He referred to his wife as the "axis around which our whole family revolved."

"I am devastated at her loss, and I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death," the statement said. "I am innocent. My children have had one parent taken from them by a senseless act of violence. I implore the Mexican authorities not to take their remaining parent by a miscarriage of justice and to do what is right, not just what is expedient."

A custody dispute concerning Beresford Redman's two children was settled last month when the two sisters of the slain mother of the siblings agreed to allow the producer's parents to have permanent guardianship over both.


 

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