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Murder Charge Sought For Beresford-Redman

5/27/2010 8:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecutors in the Bruce Beresford-Redman case want the former "Survivor" producer charged with first degree murder ... Bruce's Mexican lawyer tells TMZ.

Attorney Jaime Cancino Leon tells us prosecutors will make their move by end of day Monday.

According to Mexican law, the Attorney General will submit his recommendation to a judge, who will then review the evidence.  If the judge determines there is probable cause, Beresford-Redman will be formally charged with the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, and the judge will issue an arrest warrant.

We're told it will take the judge several weeks -- minimum -- to determine if probable cause exists.

Cancino is critical of Mexican officials, saying it's easier to just charge the former "Survivor" producer than to properly investigate the case.

Cancino adds, "Bruce has never had the chance to defend himself.  They didn't even give him the chance to participate in the investigation."

If Beresford-Redman is extradited and then convicted of first degree murder, he would face 4 to 20 years in prison.  There is no death penalty or life sentence in Mexico.


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LIsa    

And thats why it was done in Mexico. Let jail time.

1517 days ago
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James    

Only 4 to 20 years for murder? That's way too light. Maybe that is the reason why he killed his wife in Mexico.

1517 days ago
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dirty diana    

and thats why he is rushing to get custody, thinking that might save his sorry ass, any judge that lets him have the kids is cracked or on it!

1517 days ago
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Abe    

Gee, Mexico looks like the place to take someone if you want to kill them. No death penalty. No life sentences. Where can I book my tickets?

1517 days ago
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ó|ó    

''Murder: 4 to 20 years in prison. There is no death penalty or life sentence in Mexico''



Oh wow, don't accept a reconciliation trip to Mexico if you have been having fights or talk of a divorce with your spouse!
He/she might have other plans!



1517 days ago
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Octodad    

My uncle shot and killed a man in mexico
during the mid 1960...'s ..ended up
dying in prison in 1 9 9 6
Do the math ...mexican prison people!

1517 days ago
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HSchaad    

I don't understand why him being a FORMER producer of 'Survivor' requires you to mention Survivor in each article. Get on with already. He murdered his wife, who cares what he used to produce.

1517 days ago
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WAYNE    

Have you all forgotten he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law?

1517 days ago
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TCYB    

Wait a minute...they did not give him a chance to paticipate in the investigation? They went looking for him for 2 weeks to ask questions and could not find the murderer while he was escaping to the U.S.

1517 days ago
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Carl    

If you are worried about the Mexican legal system maybe you shouldn't murder your wife in Mexico!

1517 days ago
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missmolly    

...clapping!!!!....I hope they get him....and the kids go back were they came from(grandparents)

1517 days ago
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crymeariver    

There is one thing the resort that they went two had some other incidents that were interesting on foxnews.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/27/mexican-prosecutor-dismisses-remarks-lawyer-cancun-hotel-tv-producers-wife-died/
"His lawyer, Richard Hirsch, told the AP that Mexican investigators should look into previous violent events at the hotel rather than focusing exclusively on Beresford-Redman.



He said his office learned that on June 16, 2009, a Scottish woman, Julia Howard, 77, who was a resident of the hotel, disappeared and was found beaten to death.



In 2007, records show a Canadian, Jeff Toews, checked into the Moon Palace and was later found dead, having suffered a fall from his third floor balcony, Hirsch said.



The attorney also said he was contacted by a Baltimore dentist who said that on April 30, his daughter was the victim of an attempted rape by an employee of the hotel who management said was later fired."

1517 days ago
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guru    

That piece of dead **** vermin slimecrap hope gets to rot in a cell with a big hubba who will do him copycat.

1517 days ago
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samper    

You folks wanting the conviction are painfully shortsighted.



1. He hasn't been charged, let alone convicted. How long does this take if you have EVIDENCE?



2. In place of EVIDENCE, it seems all they have is HERESAY (of affairs, fighting, etc.).



3. He was effectively IN CUSTODY and they RELEASED him for LACK of EVIDENCE.



4. I don't know about Mexico, but in the USA, you are INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty by a jury of your peers.



You folks, are NOT his peers.

1517 days ago
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Mr. Bate    

Next dummy...more...more!

1517 days ago
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