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Slain wife of TV producer suspected affairs, installed secret audio recorder in his car

January 31, 2011 |  5:28 pm


New court documents released Monday show that a TV producer had a troubled relationship with his wife, whom he stands accused of killing last year at a Cancun resort.

According to the documents, Bruce Beresford-Redman had a longtime affair with a woman he worked with and at one point spent $5,000 on a daylong phone-sex chat.

His late wife, Monica, was suspicious of his activities. At one point, she traveled to Costa Rica to check up on him while he there on business. She also installed a secret auto recording device in his car.

Click to read the 438-page extradition fileThe documents were contained in court papers by the U.S. attorney's office filed as part of Mexico's effort to have former "Survivor" producer Beresford-Redman face murder charges. The papers include hundreds of pages of medical records, witness testimony and crime scene photos.

EXTRADITION: Read affidavit, autopsy, statements and more

Monica Beresford-Redman's body was found April 8, 2010, in a septic tank at the luxury hotel where the couple was staying in Cancun. Family members have said that she and her husband had gone to Mexico in an effort to repair their troubled marriage. Mexican officials said she died of "asphyxia by suffocation."

Beresford-Redman has repeatedly denied that he had anything to do with his wife's death. He remains in Los Angeles.

The documents said she died of "asphyxia through suffocation."


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Photo: Family handout