David states in his declaration, "Monica was killed during a family trip in Mexico. My son and father of the children, Bruce Beresford-Redman, is assisting the Mexican auhtorities on matters concerning the murder. He is unable to care for the children at the moment. We moved into our son's home to take care of the dogs earlier this month while the family was away and stayed to take care of the children....Bruce wishes us to have permanent guardianship over the children."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Mexican authorities have named Bruce as the prime suspect in the murder investigation. Bruce was ordered to surrender his passport to local authorities and has been ordered to not leave the country.
The next hearing date is set for May 20th. Monica's sister, Carla has also petitioned the court for custody of the children.