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Bruce Beresford-Redman In Federal Custody

11/16/2010 9:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Beresford-Redman has been arrested and is in federal custody, TMZ has learned.

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Bruce was arrested at his house in Rancho Palos Verdes, outside L.A., a few minutes ago.  U.S. Marshals and the FBI conducted the arrest.  We're told the arrest is for extradition to Mexico.

Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant in May for the former "Survivor" producer, in connection with the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman.

The federal complaint alleges a forensic expert examined Bruce's hotel room and found blood stains on a pillar in the room, on the sheets and on a railing.

And the complaint says two teenagers in the hotel room below Bruce's were awakened by "screams, crying for help and extremely loud banging from the room above ... it sounded like a woman in extreme distress."

According to the complaint, "The fact of BERESFORD's affair was confirmed through emails obtained by the Mexican authorities in which BERESFORD admitted to his wife that he had been unfaithful."

The complaint claims an employee at the hotel witnessed Bruce "attempt to physically assault the woman," whom he later identified as Monica.

And, according to the complaint, after Monica disappeared, authorities observed scratches/abrasions on Bruce's hands, behind his ear, on his left shin and his right ankle.

Bruce will be in federal court in downtown L.A. tomorrow.

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It's about time    

Thank you! Now get those kids with their murdered mother's family!!!

1405 days ago
17.

Deborah    

It is about time! I thought he was going to get away with it. And I won't get too confident because up to now it didn't seem to matter how outrageous his behavior was he cake walked through it. Did Bruce's parents get permanent custody of the kids? I hope to God not. They didn't do too well of a job the firtst time around.

1405 days ago
18.

Chris Rose    

I never liked Bruce from the very first time Monica introduced him to me. That a--hole never fit in at Zambumba, he never fitted in with the Brazilian / Caribbean community. Well Cancun is on the Caribbean side of Mexico... Good luck "fittin in" Bruce. Monica Rest in Peace..

1405 days ago
19.

azlee    

now this hotel has a history of bad things happening, but I really have a feeling he is guilty just how he treated her family after he got back.

I just hope the truth is known one way or the other.

1405 days ago
20.

Bubbles The Chimp    

At least America is keeping their end of a past extradition deal with Mexico. If they want continued cooperation from Mexico with jailing drug dealers and other criminals, it was right to turn over this murderer to Mexico. The crime was committed in Mexico so it is under Mexico law not USA law.

1405 days ago
21.

CN    

I KNEW this ugly creep killed her from Day 1..I dont understand why he didnt get caught months ago..He is ****y and EVIL, pure Evil..Killing Your Children's Mother is the LOWEST..I wish we could HANG him Naked and shot him slowly.He needs o be elimanated quickly with TORTURE..

1405 days ago
22.

Carolyn    

I was there when the undercover cops rolled up and hauled him out, cuffs and all. Just happened to be walking down his street when it all took place. "Bout time", I said. The chief guy said his hands were tied as he drove past.

1405 days ago
23.

Ray Rally    

And a Mexican prison is a far cry from a nice, comfortable crib in Rancho Palos Verdes. They are going to chew up this gringo in jail and spit him out, especially since his wife was Latina. A true shame for the kids, who will grow up without their mother or father. What was going through his mind as he dumped his wife's body in the hotel sewage tank that morning? This is why people should step back from heated confrontations before their emotions get the best of them.

1405 days ago
24.

what He said    

this dumb jew musta found out Monica was a registered Republican afterall.

1405 days ago
25.

B.K.    

Coming soon...Survivor- Mexican prison edition. Hopefully justice will be served!

1404 days ago
26.

niles    

Actually, if he is convicted (and that's a big if in Mexico when someone has unlimited funds), they do not have the death penalty. If he does get to sent to prison, he will be able to afford all the "extras" he might want. Also, the sentences for murder down there are generally lighter than in the USA.

1404 days ago
27.

writenow    

His family should NOT have custody of the kids.

1404 days ago
28.

Janet    

I bet Monica's sisters are so happy this murderer is FINALLY going to jail!

1404 days ago
29.

MikeD    

Do the Crime - Pay the Time ! Simple as that. Freak, Jerk, Murderer (to be proved in court of course).

1404 days ago
30.

Val    

He thought to be to smart to respect justice, forgot that justice were created by us to punishes everyone - even the rich and famous. Deal with the consequences of your own actions!!!

1404 days ago
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