Posted on Tue Jun 1, 2010 08:28 AM PDT
Bruce Beresford-Redman is now a wanted man in Mexico. Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant for the former Survivor producer, charged with the murder of his wife, Monica.
Through his attorney, Beresford-Redmond, the father of two, issued this statement:
- "I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death. My children have had one parent take from them by a senseless act of violence. Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved. From her sisters and parents to my parents and of course to our children and me, she was everything to us."
"I am devastated at her loss; and I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death. I am innocent. My children have had one parent taken from them by a senseless act of violence. I implore the Mexican authorities not to take their remaining parent by a miscarriage of justice and to do what is right not just what is expedient."
In response to the arrest warrant being issued, Alison Triessl, attorney for the Burgos family, had this to say:
- "The Burgos Family is, of course, relieved to learn that a warrant has
been issued for Bruce Beresford-Redman's arrest. And while we
recognize that the extradition process may be take some time, we are
elated that the process has finally begun. It has taken nearly two
months, but we are hopeful that Monica will finally get the justice
As for Bruce, we do not buy his newly found contrition. It has been 56
days since Monica was brutally murdered. At no point during that time,
did he or his family reach out to the Burgos family to express their
sympathy or share in their grieving. Bruce never made any effort to
locate Monica nor did he assist the Mexican authorities in their
investigation. The only thing that Bruce Beresford-Redman has done
since the day Monica went missing was request and pay for her
immediate cremation. If in fact he is innocent then he should have no
problem waiving extradition proceedings and returning to Mexico to
defend himself. However, if he is guilty, then shame on him for
exploiting his children, he should have considered them before
committing this senseless and brutal act of domestic violence upon
Monica Beresford-Redman's body was discovered in a hotel sewer on April 8 in Cancun, Mexico, where the couple had been vacationing. Authorities claim she had been beaten and strangled.
Beresford's attorney, Richard Hirsch, added, "Mr. Beresford-Redman is innocent of this crime and is prepared to defend himself in a court of law."
Do you think Bruce Beresford-Redman is innocent?
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