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Beresford-Redman Cell Phone Extradition Defense

6/30/2010 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ Bruce Beresford-Redman's cell phone -- the one Mexican authorities confiscated and then abused -- will become part of his extradition defense.


TMZ broke the story ... Mexican cops seized Beresford-Redman's cell phone after his murdered wife's body was found, and ran up an AT&T bill totaling more than $3,800.

Now we've learned the bill was for a one-month period.  We're told roaming calls were made to El Salvador and elsewhere.  Numerous calls were made to various locations in Mexico.

Sources tell us BBR's lawyer will raise the cell phone abuse issue if Bruce has an extradition hearing.  Here's the defense argument:  The Mexican police are covering for a crime wave committed at the hotel where Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman was murdered.  There were two other suspicious deaths at the hotel and an attempted rape, allegedly by an employee at the Cancun hotel.

The defense has suggested, with tourism plummeting in Mexico, authorities needed a fall guy to prevent further erosion in tourism, and they picked BBR.

If Mexican cops misused evidence in the case -- i.e. BBR's cell phone -- it further compromises their integrity.


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Just the fact that they are Mexican police compromises their integrity.

1575 days ago


LMFAO! I guess they need some defense. She is being laid to rest tommorow and he and his lawyer are stuck on the cell phone bill. nice to see how much this man loved his wife!
Let's see if the cell phone defense would trump conclusive DNA evidence. Why can't they find the DNA evidence of the supposed killer on her body but only Bruce's??????

1575 days ago

LaToya Jackson    

he killed his wife and fled the country.. He's a guilty as hell and needs to go to jail .. peace out ...

1575 days ago


Very telling if this trivial matter is their only defense.

1575 days ago


The Mexican police can not be trusted, they are certainly not helping doing things like this.

1575 days ago


At first I thought this guy was dirty, but now with this additional information and knowing what a rancid cesspool Mexico has became, there is NO WAy he should be extradicted.

1575 days ago


just this fact shows how desperate the defense has become. hahha

1575 days ago

Are you sure?    

I am so sick of lawyers and their "OJ Simpson like" defense tactics! He's guilty! Put him in jail and throw away the key!

1575 days ago


Crime "waive"? I don't think the Mexicans are waiving crime.

1575 days ago


There were other murders and rapes in the same hotel recently?
Sounds like a REALLY good defense if you ask me. Weather he did it or not, that's WAY more than reasonable doubt.

1575 days ago


'alleged' rape and two accidental deaths in the past 3 years. Defense has no way of lining this crime to those other than pure co-incidence.
why didn't the defense perform an independent autopsy on the body to find physical evidence to back up their claim??

1575 days ago

tom p    

There is no erosion in the integrity of Mexican Police and Government officials...they have none in the first place.

Mexico = one of the most corrupt places on earth.

1575 days ago


Mexico is a F'n armpit.... two visits, two hassles returning to the U.S. - Give them ALL your money and maybe you won't go to jail. My tourist dollars spent there aren't enough... no wonder Squabs have such a horrible reputation on BOTH sides of the border. Never again. F U Mexico.

1575 days ago


This guy is going to walk...the perfect muder.
Do it in Mexico.
The question I have is why she was dumb enough to go to Mexico with the guy when she knew he was messing around on her and was going to get a restraining order on him????
plus she knew he had taken more life insurance on her...

1575 days ago


Yet another prime example of why this man took her to this location to kill her. Crime ridden hotel, corrupt officials – PERFECT DESTINATION FOR THE PERFECT CRIME.
I believe with enough money he will get away and get access to all her belongings through that supposed will of 2008 and gain custody of the kids,,which he already has through his parents anyway. His parents had moved into the house couple owned house before Monica was even dead.
Anyone who believes justice will be served for the victim is foolish. The crime was premeditated well.

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