A television producer accused of killing his wife during a vacation to Mexico in 2010 was convicted Thursday and sentenced to 12 years in prison, his family announced.
It was not immediately clear what charge Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted of. The “Survivor” producer had been on trial in Mexico since June 2012 for the murder of Monica Burgos, 41, whose body was found April 8, 2010, in a sewage tank at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, where the couple was vacationing.
In a 2011 ruling confirming an earlier extradition order, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez wrote there are “pages upon pages of competent evidence” pointing to Beresford-Redman’s guilt in the killing of Burgos, who owned a restaurant in Palms.
Gutierrez summarized the evidence against Beresford-Redman as “infidelity, fighting, screaming from the hotel room, the fugitive’s opportunity to dispose of the victim’s body, the ultimate location of the victim’s body (25 meters from the hotel room), the victim leaving her cellphone behind, scratches and abrasions upon the fugitive’s body, and the fugitive’s flight” from Mexico.
“All of this evidence points to homicide committed by the fugitive,” Gutierrez wrote.
— City News Service
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