TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Judge Phoned Suspect in 'Survivor' Murder

4/13/2010 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained court papers from the legal drama that is unfolding ... involving a former "Survivor" producer who is suspected of killing his wife.

Bruce Beresford Redman & Monica Burgos Beresford -Redman

According to the minute order, the judge was determining guardianship of the two children of Bruce Beresford-Redman, after his wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman was found dead in Mexico.

According to the doc, the judge actually spoke with Bruce -- who was still in Mexico -- by phone in open court to find out who Bruce wanted as guardians.

Monica's sister had filed a petition for guardianship, but Bruce said he wanted his parents to assume that role, and the judge agreed.

The judge did, however, give Monica's sister, Carla Burgos Van Bastelaar "reasonable visits" with the kids.  The judge also gave Maria Beatriz Oaxaca -- whom we believe is the nanny -- "liberal visits," including overnights.

The judge also ordered that the children's passports be surrendered to the court and that they stay in L.A. County.  The passport issue is relevant because Carla -- the victim's sister -- is from Brazil.

Bruce, who was arrested in Mexico and then set free, is still in the country -- and can't leave while the investigation is active.

21 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

Politico Pablo    

This guy is clever. He's sticking with his ridiculous story and keeping his mouth shut.
That hotel is secluded away from everything in the Hotel Zone, no one would be out at 4:00am, to see the dumping of a body.

1550 days ago
17.

Indiana    

Well not totally true Pablo, like I said my family & I spent 14 days at the Moon Palace, and were always out and about at all hours . The Hotel security(on Bikes) prowl the grounds 24-7 making sure all is well but it's a big resort and you can't be every where all the time, so I'm certain you could have done what he might have done with know one seeing you. especailly if his room was close to the sewer drain he dumped her it. They should check his key roomcard on how many times he went in and out. Sad Sad

1550 days ago
18.

Ana    

Go hollywood!! Another movie for your producers... OH... hold on... the producer created another reality show... Who can kill his wife and get out of it?! Who will get the oscar for best actor/murder of the year?! Who?? Who?? Good!! Very good!! Now I can see why america is going crazy... this country is really up side down... land of the free... anything is possible... judge call murder to ask his advice... god... this country is really in crises!! Obama said... 'Yes, we can...' uh... murder our wife...??? Guys... you are killing your sociaty... do anyone care?... Im sorry for america... really...

1549 days ago
19.

Jay    

Wow. The man kills his wife and the judge calls him to ask were he wants to keep the children. The power of money.

1549 days ago
20.

beckers    

shes as bald as he is? That must of been the big attraction-wasn't her looks.

1542 days ago
21.

JVM Fan    

Did he really think he could get away with it??? I heard The show called "Issues" with Jane Velez-MItchell will be doing a special piece on this tonight. CNN Headline news channel : )

1514 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web