Judge Rules to Extradite Former 'Survivor' Exec to Mexico
Bruce Beresford-Redman may face charges of killing his wife in Cancun pending approval of the U.S. Secretary of State.
A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled in favor of extraditing former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman to Mexico today. Beresford-Redman faces charges of killing his wife by asphyxiation in a Cancun suite last year.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Cooljian also decided that the young daughter of Beresford-Redman would not be allowed to testify on his behalf in the proceeding, the LA Times reports. Though the judge did allow the 6-year old’s statements to therapists into the record, it was thought that exposure to the courtroom would be too traumatic for her.
Next, the U.S. Secretary of State must make a final decision regarding Beresford-Redman’s possible extradition.
He is accused of killing wife Monica Beresford-Redman and disposing of her body in a wastewater treatment tank in April 2010. According to prosecutors, she discovered her husband cheating and left him for a brief time in the month prior to her death. Their Mexican vacation was a final attempt to repair the broken marriage.
Beresford-Redman’s lawyer says that he will seek to overturn the judge’s decision in federal court.