It's all a set up.
That's the argument lawyers for Bruce Beresford-Redman plan to use if their client is ever extradited to Mexico on first-degree murder charges.
The former Survivor producer is the prime suspect in the April death of wife Monica, who was found in a sewer near the Cancun hotel where she and Bruce were vacationing, strangled to death.
Now, following an unusual hiccup in the case that proves Mexican authorities confiscated Bruce's cell phone last month and made thousands of dollars worth of calls on it, a source tells TMZ exactly what the suspect's defense will be:
Beresford-Redman's attorney will claim police are in need of a scapegoat because there were two deaths aside from Monica's at the Cancun hotel in question, along with an alleged rape by an employee.
With tourism in danger, the lawyer will state, Bruce has been made the fall guy.
Meanwhile, a private funeral service is scheduled for Monica tomorrow. Bruce is not invited.