Mexican law enforcement authorities tell RadarOnline.com a murder charge is expected to be laid on Monday in the Monica Beresford-Redman murder case.
The state attorney general, Francisco Alor, has called Monica’s husband, Bruce Beresford-Redman, the chief suspect in its investigation.
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The former Survivor producer was ordered not to leave the country, but his attorney claimed he was under no legal restraint to stay in Mexico, so he fled.
“First thing Monday morning a record will be entered before court for the crime of homicide,” confirmed Alor Quesada in an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com, that did not mention Bruce Beresford-Redman’s name.
Monica’s body was discovered inside a septic tank near from the up-market hotel where the couple was holidaying, in the hope of rebuilding their marriage, after an extra-marital affair was exposed.
She had been beaten and strangled.
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While the attorney general’s office has filed a petition for the ex-Survivor Producer to return to Cancun so he can answer more questions about the brutal murder, Alor told RadarOnline.com it would now be up to a judge to issue a warrant for Beresford-Redman’s arrest.
“We have to be respectful of the judge’s assessment who will take turn this matter into consideration against the person or persons, according to the evidence we send as part of our dossier,” Alor said.
However, the attorney representing the family of the victim, has said that even if an arrest order is issued, the Mexican government would have to request Beresford’s extradition, a process that could take several years.
Mexican law also does not permit defendants to be tried in absentia.
Beresford-Redman’s US-based attorney is pleading with Mexican authorities not to rush its decision.
Richard Hirsch cited other crimes that took place at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, including a rape that happened just days after Monica was murdered.
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“We feel this case should not be a rush to judgment,” said Hirsch.
“We hope that the attorney general is not just trying to clear this case off his desk or in any way trying to protect the tourist industry of Cancun.”