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Bruce Beresford-Redman Makes Custody Move

5/28/2010 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Beresford-Redman's lawyer, his parents, and the sister of his slain wife Monica, are all in court arguing over who should have custody of Bruce's two kids.

Bruce's parents have asked the judge to remove them as guardians of the kids ... which then clears the way for Bruce to regain custody. But the sisters are objecting because they don't think "someone suspected of killing their mother should be in charge of the kids."

UPDATE: Bruce's mother tells TMZ she wasn't invited to the memorial on Sunday and that she only knows of the memorial "because of the media."

UPDATE: The judge has ordered that the children are to not attend the memorial service for Monica that is being thrown by the sisters on Sunday -- or any other memorial service.

UPDATE:  Now here's a twist.  The lawyer for Bruce's parents is concerned ... if his clients withdraw their guardianship petition Bruce might not get custody.  So the lawyer just said Bruce's parents would not withdraw their guardianship over the kids.  The judge, slyly, said "I don't think they get to hedge their bets."

UPDATE: The judge just said he's willing to remove Bruce's parents as guardian and will hear arguments from the sisters about appointing a new guardian.

UPDATE: The lawyer for Bruce's parents told the judge the guardianship papers were filed because there was "no parent available" to take care of the kids -- Bruce was detained in Mexico. Now Bruce is back.

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16.

izzy    

Victims sister obnoxious? You're obnoxious!!! She's fighting for justice and went to the media to try to bring attention to the absurd that has been this murder. I bet that if she had kept her mouth shut, this crime would have an even greater chance to go unpunished. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence against him and STILL he hasn't been arrested. I don't know about you, but I'd be pissed and obnoxious as well if my brother in law who was having an affair killed my sister and were trying to get away with it.

1554 days ago
17.

Politico Pablo    

What's next for Bruce, his own reality show? Guess they could call it "Escape from Mexico".

1554 days ago
18.

Rhonda    

The judge stating that Bruce's parents don't get to hedge their bets tells me that the judge is fixin' to right a wrong. I hope her sister(s) get custody. They should.

1554 days ago
19.

c    

Wow his family is totally screwed up. I’m sorry lady, but your son probably murdered the woman and you’re insulted you weren’t personally invited to her memorial? What would you have liked the invite to say? “Hey, thanks for raising a monster, come on down and celebrate the fact that he took our loved one’s life”? It’s not something anybody in that family but those kids should be attending.

1554 days ago
20.

Everyones~A~Star    

he is a murder suspect....shouldnt child protective services step in? he should be supervised at all times with children while under suspicion of murder....if he harmed his wife he could harm his kids too. the kids are pawns right now and both sides act in manners that subject them to emotional abuse. perhaps foster care would be best for everyone.

1554 days ago
21.

lenny    

The memorial will be a media circus...how unfortunate that Monica's life will be "celebrated" in this manner. Media attention does not necessarily help a case, it could backfire on them. A better lawyer would not have allowed so much speculation...on national tv and in the press.

1554 days ago
22.

Pamela    

A judge orders the kids not to attend their own mother's memorial service That is messed up. What kind of person is he, heartless I suppose. That one order is very disturbing.

1554 days ago
23.

JuliaB    

RB, i AGREE!!! wtf?! this guy MURDERED HIS WIFE!!! yes, there is presumption of innocence, but does anyone in their right mind believe this guy is innocent?!! he's an arrogant jack ass and his own business partner and his friends has bailed on him! PLEASE, WHERE IS JUSTICE??!!



as for Monica's sister, i totally agree w/ RB's comments!

1554 days ago
24.

JuliaB    

TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!! (added my own comments below!)

1554 days ago
25.

Justice    

The kids should be with the sister and her family because the woman's will states that. It said in the event neither parent is available and Bruce is getting ready to not be available. He knows it too. He's just trying to muddy everything up and then he will probably fight extradition. He should be thrown and kept in jail during this process.
When Mexico charges him then he will be arrested and sent back there. Or should be. Doesn't Mexico extradite drug dealers for the U.S.?. we should return the favor.
Such a sick sick world we live in. Lindsey Lohans bail is $100,000. for a 3 year old dwi but murderer woman beater creep Suge Knights was only $65,000. for waving a gun at someone. All the judges have ego problems here. All the judges here are corrupt.
What kind of corrupt sick judge would make a decision to not allow children to attend their mothers service??
it's mind boggling.

1554 days ago
26.

Joy    

Wow. This is very serious. California family courts rarely ever deny custody to the biological parent without compelling evidence. Only someone with a half a brain would still believe this a$**** Bruce is innocent at this point.
Monica’s sisters are very smart for continuing to pursue custody and build their case by showing the willingness and steadfast desire to raise the children. That is what families are for. Blood is thicker than water!
Also don't see why his mother thinks it is relevant that she wasn't invited to the Memorial. Beresford Redmans have a profound sense of entitlement

1554 days ago
27.

Joy    

Wow. This is very serious. California family courts rarely ever deny custody to the biological parent without compelling evidence. Only someone with a half a brain would still believe this a$**** Bruce is innocent at this point.
Monica’s sisters are very smart for continue to pursue custody and build their case by showing the willingness and steadfast desire to raise the children. That is what families are for. Blood is thicker than water!

1554 days ago
28.

Claudia DiVito    

Bruce will soon be in despair and kill the kids as well - as soon as he finds out that there is no way to him. Can't you understand that everyone (Bruce, the mistress, and Bruce's parents) is involved in this murder? The NJ parents have masters degree but they never saw so much money in a will-they finally understood that for them it would be the only way to finally have a life style--leave the red neck town to the best in California is not a bad idea-Law should involve logic, too.
Would you want your nephew and niece with that people? The Burgos just had a terrible loss and it's hard to believe that people don't understant their distress- I think they are too calm.
Death penalty for Bruce-life in prision for bruce's parents and no sex for joy joy. that will be the best punishment.

1554 days ago
29.

Rhonda    

The judge stating that Bruce's parents don't get to hedge their bets tells me that the judge is fixin' to right a wrong. I hope her sister(s) get custody. They should.

1554 days ago
30.

CB    

1. Cheat on wife-check
2. Get life insurance policy-check
3. Go to island with poor police infrastructure-check
4. Kill wife-check
5. Have parents' pickup loose ends(kids)-check



Too bad he did not think about the Mexican police and her family at his neck. Always forgetting something!!! I hope they nail him after all somehow OJ still got sent to jail....

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