Mexico Issues Murder Warrant for Survivor Producer
June 1, 2010
(ChattahBox)—”Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, back in California after slipping out of Mexico without a passport, has now been officially charged with the murder of his wife Monica. An arrest warrant for “first-degree homicide” was issued by Mexican authorities and officials plan to use extradition proceedings to force Beresford-Redman back to Cancun Mexico where his wife was killed, during the couple’s vacation there almost two-months ago.
Beresford-Redman’s lawyer, Richard Hirsch called the murder warrant a “rush to judgment.” And Beresford-Redman released his own statement through his attorney, declaring his innocence in his wife’s death.
“I am devastated at her loss; and I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death,” he said in the statement. “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.”
Hirsch plans to fight the extradition proceedings.
ABC News recently reported that Beresford-Redman took out two life insurance policies on his wife just one-week before their vacation trip to Cancun:
“Sources told ABC News last week that one of those life insurance policies paid out $50,000 in case of accidental death while traveling. The other would pay $500,000. The policies were also taken out on the couple’s children.”
Monica Beresford-Redman’s beaten and strangled body was found lodged in a hotel sewer in Cancun, Mexico on April 8.
Source: ABC News