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U.S. Diplomats Helped 'Survivor' Murder Suspect Leave Mexico, Lawyer Says

May 26 2010, Published 6:40 a.m. ET

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Bruce Beresford-Redman, the chief suspect in the brutal murder of his wife, left Mexico for Los Angeles with the help of U.S. diplomats, the Mexican attorney representing his in-laws has claimed.

And while the former Survivor is silent on the question of who killed his wife, Mexican law enforcement authorities are close to making up their own mind, according to a new report.

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The state attorney general, Francisco Alor, has told reporters in Mexico that he recently received the results of the forensic tests performed on the body of Monica Beresford-Redman.

Alor revealed he could soon ask a judge to issue a warrant for Beresford’s arrest.

But here’s the problem.

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Alejandro Ledezma, the attorney representing the family of the victim, said that 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 does not permit defendants to be tried in absentia.

Beresford-Redman's lawyer, Richard Hirsch, revealed at the weekend that his client came back to "be with this children and to attend to family and personal matters." confronted the award-winning TV producer in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

Ledezma has also claimed the U.S. consulate in the Yucatan Peninsula must have facilitated Beresford’s exit from Mexico.

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“The prosecutor’s office is holding the passport of Bruce Beresford. The U.S. consul made a commitment with the prosecutor that he would not leave the country and he did not comply,” the attorney told Spanish news agency Efe.

“It is evident that someone gave him permission to leave the country and to be able to enter the U.S. without problems and to continue his life as if nothing (had happened).”

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Ledezma also called on Mexico’s foreign ministry to investigate how Beresford-Redman was able to leave the country.

The state attorney general confirmed it was still in possession of Beresford-Redman’s passport.

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“Both he (the suspect) and the (U.S.) consulate and his lawyers were properly notified that he could not abandon the country and that he must present himself to public prosecutors at the times it might be required,” Alor said.

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.



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