After nearly two months of investigation authorities in Mexico Monday filed murder charges against former Survivor television show producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, long suspected in the death of his wife there.
News outlets, including ABC, reported that state prosecutors filed the charges in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, leading a judge there to issue an arrest warrant for Beresford-Redman. Mexican authorities stated they would use all means at their disposal, including extradition, to have the producer brought to justice in Mexico.
Television news crews camped outside of Beresford-Redman's Rancho Palos Verdes home Monday, gambling on the possibility that U.S. Marshals would come for him at the behest of Mexican authorities. It didn't happen.
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The producer is suspected of killing his wife April 5 as the couple vacationed in Cancun with their children. Late last month, despite warnings from Mexican authorities to stay, Beresford-Redman slipped back into the United States.
His wife, Monica Beresford-Redman, was a beloved figure in L.A.'s Brazilian community. She owned Palms restaurant and nightlife venue Zabumba.
Bruce Beresford-Redman released a statement Monday via his attorney, Robert Hirsch: "I am devastated at her loss, and I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death. 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.''
-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.