Mexican authorities have offered the most detailed account of their case against a former “Survivor” producer accused of killing his wife in Cancun, including chronicles of their tumultuous relationship.
The shipment of more than 400 pages of investigative documents by Mexican officials led federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Monday to formally request that Bruce Beresford-Redman be extradited to Mexico and stand trial on an aggravated homicide charge. He is suspected of killing his wife, Monica, during a family vacation last April.
While many of the details have been previously released by U.S. prosecutors, the Mexican documents include detailed witness statements and forensic reports that Beresford-Redman’s attorneys have been seeking.
Beresford-Redman has not yet entered a formal plea. His attorneys have attacked Mexico’s investigation and its case, saying there was evidence that would exonerate their client.
Prosecutors alleged Beresford-Redman killed his wife on April 5, 2010, at a swank resort in Cancun and later placed her in a septic tank. Her body was found on April 8.
An autopsy found evidence that she had been punched in the face and asphyxiated, according to statements and reports released Monday.
In a statement to police, Beresford-Redman admitted arguing with his wife at the resort, but denied he was ever violent toward her.
Beresford-Redman has been jailed since November 16 on a fugitive warrant. Beresford-Redman will most likely fight the extradition to Mexico.
To view the extradition request and investigative documents, please click here.
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