A former Hollywood television producer released in 2019 from a Mexican prison for the killing of his wife in 2010 filed a petition to partially terminate the guardianship of his children, which his mother has held for nearly 10 years.
Bruce Beresford-Redman seeks to end Juanita Beresford-Redmond’s guardianship of the persons of his 15-year-old daughter and his 13-year-old son. A hearing is scheduled May 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Juanita Beresford-Redman would remain the guardianship of the estates of the two children, keeping her in charge of their financial affairs.
Bruce Beresford-Redman, 48, returned to California earlier this year after serving 7 1/2 years of a 12-year prison sentence imposed on him in March 2015 in Mexico for the death of 41-year-old Monica Beresford-Redmond. Her body was found in April 2010 in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, where the couple was vacationing.
Juanita Beresford-Redman and her late husband, David Beresford Redman, who died in Nov. 18 at age 85, were named guardians of the persons of their grandchildren in November 2010. He also was the lone guardian of the children’s estate until his death, after which, his widow was appointed to the position in December.
Juanita Beresford-Redman does not oppose her son’s action and notice was provided to Monica Beresford-Redman’s two sisters, Jeane Burgos and Carla Burgos Van Bastelar, according to the petition filed Feb. 26.
Monica Beresford-Redman owned the Zabumba Bar & Restaurant, a Brazilian eatery on Venice Boulevard in Palms, at the time of her death.
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