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TV producer ordered to stand trial in Mexico in wife’s murder

February 15, 2012 |  8:35 am

A Mexican judge has ruled that there is enough evidence for former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman to stand trial for the slaying of his wife.

His defense team said it plans to appeal the judge's decision and are seeking to have the case moved to federal court.

Beresford-Redman is accused of killing his wife, Monica Burgos, during a family vacation in Cancun in 2010.

His attorneys claim there is no DNA or blood evidence liking Beresford-Redman to Burgos' death and that the proseuction's physical evidence is tainted because it is now full of fungus.

"The evidence they presented ... first of all, it was completely spoiled," defense attorney Jaime Cancino told KTLA.

Cancino said Bersford-Redman "is completely frustrated with what is happening."

"He's feeling that he's not having the opportunity to defend himself," Cancino added.

The defense also claims they were not allowed to cross-examine key witnesses, and that Beresford-Redman was forced by police into making false statements during interviews.

"I feel relieved, you know, that he's going and finally this happened," Monica's sister, Carla Burgos, told KTLA.

Beresford-Redman will remain in custody in Mexico. If convicted, he faces 12 to 30 years in a Mexican prison.


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-- KTLA News