Reality TV. Reality show producer Bruce Beresford-Redman could go from TV directly to a Mexican jail. U.S. Justice Department officials say the former “Survivor” producer should be extradited to Mexico to stand trial for the killing of his wife during a Cancun vacation last spring.
A 45-page extradition memorandum released Monday supports Mexico’s extradition request. It will be considered at a May 16 hearing in Los Angeles. The 39-year-old and has been fighting extradition in jail since Nov. 16.
The body of 41-year-old Monica Beresford-Redman was found April 8 in a wastewater treatment pump at a Cancun resort. An autopsy says she was struck on the head and asphyxiated. He has publicly said he is innocent but has not yet entered a formal plea.
On April 8, 2010, Beresford-Redman’s wife, Monica, was found dead at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun, Mexico, where their family was vacationing.
Later that day, Beresford-Redman was detained and questioned by police as a person of interest in his wife’s death. Beresford-Redman was released by police during the early morning hours of April 8, on the condition that he not leave Mexico while the investigation of Monica’s death continues. A witness at the hotel claims to have seen the couple arguing on April 4, and Beresford-Redman was reportedly seen with scratches on his body.
Monica Beresford-Redman’s cause of death has been determined to be asphyxiation.
Bruce Beresford-Redman was the co-creator and executive producer of MTV’s Pimp My Ride and a former producer of Reality TV’s Survivor.