Bruce Beresford-Redman is a former producer for the hit show Survivor.
He’s also just been sentenced to 12 years in Mexican prison.
He’s been stuck in prison in Mexico for four years now, on trial for the murder of his wife Monica.
It was back in 2010 when Bruce, his wife, and their two children were on vacation in Cancun together. The couple was heard arguing one night and Monica disappeared shortly after. Her body was found strangled, dumped in a sewer near the resort.
After a long trial, Bruce has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, with the 4 years he’s already served counting towards his sentence.
This didn’t exactly come as much of a surprise, if you look at some of the very shady details of the case…
The attorney for Monica’s family said:
“The family of Monica Burgos has just been informed that Bruce Beresford-Redman has been convicted in Mexico of Monica’s murder. It has been nearly five years since they lost their beloved sister. Not a day goes by that they don’t miss her terribly, and nothing will bring her back, but they can finally say that she has received the justice she deserved.”
Bruce’s lawyers will be appealing the conviction.
A “Bring Bruce Home” Facebook page had a statement from the Beresford-Redman family, which read:
“We are appalled and disgusted with this gross miscarriage of justice. Over an exhausting three and a half year period this trial has done nothing but prove Bruce’s innocence beyond any doubt. Whatever lies behind this ruling it is based on neither facts nor evidence. This is a disservice to Monica’s memory; this is not the justice she and Bruce still deserve and that we continue to demand. At some point, even in Mexico, Bruce’s innocence will lead to his freedom. We will immediately appeal this absurd decision and will not rest until Bruce is exonerated and returned home. This decision must lead to a reconsideration of the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico as it is clear that Mexico cannot meet even minimal standards of justice. We remain ever grateful to all those who continue to support Bruce.”
Bruce was also able to film himself in his Mexican prison and released the footage.
His prison diary aired on 48 Hours and in it he shows his living conditions and makes a plea for his innocence.
Check out the video (below) to see what his life is like in Mexican prison, where he’ll likely be spending the next 8 years.
[Image via YouTube.]