A judge said Wednesday that the mother of an imprisoned Hollywood television producer will have to notify her own son and two other people before he will decide whether she can be appointed the guardian of her grandchildren’s estate.
Although Bruce Beresford-Redmond has given informal approval to naming his mother, Juanita Beresford-Redmond of Gardena, to be in charge of his children’s financial affairs, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Small wants the convicted killer to receive official notice of her plans, the woman’s attorney, A. Brandon Bassir, said after the hearing.
Small also said notification must be given to the maternal grandparents of the two children. The maternal grandparents were the mother and father of the late Monica Beresford-Redmond, who was married to Bruce Beresford-Redmond.
He is serving a 12-year prison sentence imposed on him in March 2015 in Mexico for the death of the 41-year-old woman, who he was convicted of killing after her body was found in April 2010 in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, where the couple was vacationing.
Juanita Beresford-Redmond did not appear in court Wednesday. She and her late husband, David Beresford Redmond, who died in Nov. 18 at age 85, were both guardians of the persons of their grandchildren. She remains in that role and now seeks to take over her late spouse’s role as guardian of their estate. The girl is now 14 and the boy is 12.
The overall value of her grandchildren’s estate is nearly $660,000, according to Juanita Beresford-Redmond’s court papers.
Another hearing in the petition is scheduled for Aug. 23.
Monica Beresford-Redmond owned the Zabumba Bar & Restaurant, a Brazilian eatery, on Venice Boulevard in Palms.