Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer accused of killing his wife Monica at a Cancun resort seven months ago, is due in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday for a hearing to determine if he should be extradited to Mexico, where he faces an aggravated homicide charge in connection with the slaying.
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RadarOnline.com caught up with his father, David Beresford-Redman, outside his home Tuesday night, hours after his 38-year-old son was taken into custody by Federal authorities earlier in the day.
“We’re doing just fine,” said David, who with his wife Juanita, was awarded permanent guardianship of Bruce and Monica’s children, 5-year-old Camila and 3-year-old Alec, last week.
David said “the children are home” and “they’ve been told as much as they can absorb,” adding they “deserve every consideration” under the harrowing circumstances.
“The children will be protected as long as we live,” David said, adding he wants justice for the children, Bruce and Monica.
David said Bruce “called early this evening and that he’s just fine,” emphatically adding, “I know my son is innocent.”
Earlier Tuesday, David told RadarOnline.com exclusively of his son, “If he’s extradited, he’s done,” adding Bruce didn’t have a chance at getting a fair trial in Mexico.
“Not a chance and the reason is pretty simple,” he said. “This is a resort town.
“You understand how the court system works in Mexico to some degree, I’m sure,” he told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “It’s local court, it’s in a resort city and the attorney general down there in the state where this occurred has already said how guilty he is, etc., etc., etc., so our Mexican lawyer says it’s pretty simple — if he goes down there he’ll go before the local court and, you know, by late in the day he’ll be convicted.”
The Emmy-nominated producer, who also worked on the MTV program Pimp My Ride, “is an innocent man being wrongfully accused by a foreign government,” his attorney Richard G. Hirsch said in a statement Tuesday. “We hope that after full consideration of both sides, a federal court will decide not to extradite him.”
Monica Beresford-Redman’s family said Tuesday that Bruce’s arrest, and the upcoming extradition efforts, mark the start of a long process en route to the justice they seek.
“They know that this is not the end in their quest for justice for their sister Monica and are prepared to pursue this horrific tragedy to the end,” their attorney Alison Triessl said in a statement.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Bruce, Monica and their young children had been staying at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun, when Monica, 41, was reported missing after not returning from a shopping trip. Her body was found in a sewer at the resort April 8, and authorities said there were signs of asphyxiation and major damage to her right temple.
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