Jun 23, 2010 9:55 PM by Chris Welty
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has formally requested the extradition
of American reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman on charges
of killing his wife at a Cancun resort, an official said Wednesday.
The Foreign Relations Department official spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the
case. He said Mexico has submitted its request to U.S. authorities,
but for the moment there were no more details.
A spokesman for Richard Hirsch, Beresford-Redman's attorney in
California, said nothing formal had been received and he could not
comment on the official's statement. Hirsch said previously his
client would resist extradition.
Extradition requests from foreign governments are received by
the U.S. State Department, where spokesman Darby Holladay said
Wednesday the agency does not comment on extradition cases.
A Mexican judge issued an arrest warrant for Beresford-Redman in
the April 8 killing of his wife, Monica, whose body was found in a
sewer of a luxury Cancun resort. Investigators have said her body
showed signs of asphyxiation and evidence of a heavy blow to the
The former "Survivor" producer and co-creator of "Pimp My
Ride" reported her missing two days before the body was found.
Beresford-Redman, 38, has denied killing his wife. "I am
incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do
with her death," he said in a statement released last month. "I
He returned to Southern California in May even though Mexican
authorities had confiscated his passport. He had not been charged
at the time, however, and was not barred from leaving the country.
It is not clear where he crossed the border or how he did so
without his passport.