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"Survivor" producer awaits trial in Mexico for wife's murder

February 9, 2012

American Bruce Beresford-Redman was charged with the murder of his wife, an event which took place in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010, and he recently headed back across the border to stand trial. CNN reports that Beresford-Redman, who once produced reality TV show "Survivor," was accused of asphyxiating Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman during a vacation.

"He has always stated that he is innocent of the charges against him," Beresford-Redman's attorney, Richard Hirsch, said in a statement. "It is his hope that the court in Cancun will assure that he receives a fair trial in which, he is confident, he will be exonerated."

The couple traveled to the Cancun resort with their young children after Monica found out that her husband had been unfaithful, according to The Associated Press. Her body was found in a sewer at the resort, and Beresford-Redman was arrested at his home in Los Angeles, California, shortly after.

Now, the producer is being held in a jail located near the resort until his trial, which could be any day. Those following the case can make calls to Mexico with international phone cards to find out the latest news as the story unfolds.

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