Former Survivor Producer Who Murdered Wife Goes Free

Bruce Beresford-Redman spent 7 years in Mexico prison
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
In this photo, reality television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman sits inside an airplane while in custody of police, en route to the airport in Cancun, Mexico, on Feb. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/PGJQR)
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(Newser) – The former Survivor producer convicted of murdering his wife during a family vacation to Cancun in 2010 is once again a free man. Bruce Beresford-Redman went on trial in Mexico and was sentenced to 12 years; he served just seven in a Quintana Roo prison and was released two months ago, KTLA reports. NBC Los Angeles reports he got credit for good behavior and also paid $2,000 in restitution. "Thanks, I really have no comment. I appreciate your interest," he said when KTLA found him outside his Southern California home. "Thank you. There's no comment."

Beresford-Redman has always maintained his innocence. Restaurant owner Monica Burgos was found naked in a septic tank at the high-end resort where the couple was staying, on her 42nd birthday. She'd been beaten and strangled. The couple's two children, who were 5 and 7 when their mother was killed and were in Cancun with their parents at the time, per Deadline, have been living with Beresford-Redman's parents at the home Beresford-Redman and Burgos shared; his father died in 2018. The New York Post reports it's that home Beresford-Redman has now returned to. (Read more Bruce Beresford-Redman stories.)

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