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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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Joseph L. Arevalo    

What the judge here in LA should do is not granted the custody of his children, while he is the main suspect, otherwise I am sure he is going to leave the country with his kids and we wont ever see him again.

1421 days ago
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Joseph L. Arevalo    

We all know how corrupt the government in Mexico is, I wont be surprised if he pre-arranged everything to get away with it and to avoid getting a divorce, to keep the property and money, along with his mistress, but even if he does not face the justice in this hearth he will have the face God's justice one day.

1421 days ago
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Otto    

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



Posted at 5:10 PM on May 27, 2010 by WAYNE"



Nobody has forgotten that, but explicitely disobeying a court order (not to leave the country - thus no passport) and entering the US illegally, certainly doesn't send the right signals. :)

1419 days ago
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chispele    

Well, it looks like the Mexican government finally decide to charge him (about time) however I seriously believe that he is long gone, and out of the country, before the U.S. can arrest him and sent to Mexico to face the charges.

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