Former 'Survivor' Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman Will Not Fight Extradition, Stands Trial in Mexico
Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, charged with murdering his wife while on vacation in Mexico, will not fight extradition and will stand trial in Cancun.
Beresford-Redman's lawyer Richard Hirsch said Tuesday that his client will not appeal a Los Angeles federal court ruling that upheld Beresford-Redman's extradtion, the Associated Press reports.
"He feels he is not going to prevail on appeal and he'd like to get moving on proving his innocence," Hirsch said, adding that Beresford-Redman, 40, could be in Mexico within 60 days after a review of the extradition request by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The producer's lawyer emphasized Beresford-Redman's innocence. "He is innocent and it is his hope that the court in Mexico will assure that he receives a fair trial in which, he is confident, he will be exonerated," Hirsch said.
Beresford-Redman, who co-created Pimp My Ride, has been held at a Los Angeles federal prison. His family has been in contact with a Mexican lawyer who will represent him at trial, his lawyer said.
If he is convicted of aggravated homicide, he could face 12-30 years in a Mexican prison.
Last year, Monica Beresford-Redman, 42, vanished from a resort in Cancun where the couple was on vacation with their two children. She was later found in a sewer. The family of Monica Beresford-Redman claim that her husband was having an affair with another woman and the couple went on vacation in an attempt to save their marriage.
Currently, Bruce Beresford-Redman's two children are in the custody of his parents with visitation from Monica Beresford-Redman's sisters.