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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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gayle    

I hope he rots in jail for what he did to her!!!!!!!!!! What a frickin loser!! I can't believe it took this long to bust this idiot!! See ya sucker!!!

1349 days ago
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John Adams    

The hate expressed both here and generally on message boards dealing with various subjects, clearly indicates thet the United states is teetering on the brink of fascism. The U.S. is a stinking cesspool of hate.

1349 days ago
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ANA    

I AM GLAD. I WAS FRAID HE AND HIS PARENTS COULD ESCAPE WITH THE KIDS... THANKS TMZ FOR KEEPING TRACK OF HIM! CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR GREAT JOB!

1348 days ago
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Barb    

It's terrible that the English family below the Beresfords waited hours before complaining to the hotel about their teenagers hearing Monica screaming and crying for help. What in hell were they thinking?? Monica might be alive today if they and the hotel staff had intervened.

1348 days ago
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maggiev77    

If the Mexican government had moved too quickly, they would have been criticized about a rush to judgment. So, they took a long time, thoroughly interviewed witnesses, took their time and are criticized for that as well.
It may have taken the Mexican government a long time, but if one country is seeking extradition from another country, the case against the person they want extradicted has to be strong enough to warrant it. Well done and it is about time.

1347 days ago
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nomi    

Please everybody as soon you read the latest news in La Times dated july 11, 20011 about the
extradition hearing this killer is having to avoid to go back to face mexican authorities for the
crime of killing his own wife and leaving this two poor kids without a mother, take a few
minutes to post a comment to support the extradition of this criminal and make justice for monica
and her children . How low he can be that he is willing to put on the stand his little girl to testify
on his favor to avoid extradition. She is only six years old i guess she was 5 her father
killed her mother.Let's take the example from the people from florida expressing their thoughts
and feelings for justice for the murder of Cayley.

1113 days ago
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