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Bruce Beresford-Redman, the former TV producer accused of killing his wife outside a resort in Cancun, has been ordered back to Quintana Roo, Mexico to stand trial on charges of aggravated homicide.

The incident took place in November, when the body of Bruce's wife, Monica, washed up in a sewer system near the hotel where she had been staying with her family. The cause of death was asphyxiation.

Bruce's attorneys claimed the police were too quick to charge their client and lacked any physical evidence.

But United States prosecutors say fellow guests heard screams emanating from the couple's room and that detectives subsequent discovered blood spatter in the bathroom and in other areas of the room.

The ex-Survivor producer has been behind bars in Los Angeles, but will soon be moved to Mexico. He faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.

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Bruce Beresford-Redman may never be a free man again.

The former TV producer and suspected murderer has been denied bail by Los Angeles District Court Judge Susan Segal, who said in court today "I do not believe he can be awarded with bail for the allegations which he has been alleged... Mr. Redman presents a risk of flight.”

Beresford-Redman was taken into custody on November 16 and charged with the brutal killing of wife Monica Beresford-Redman. Her body was found in a Cancun sewer on April 8.

Bruce's parents were present in court this afternoon to show support for their son, who arrived in handcuffs and often smiled back at his relatives throughout the hearing.

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Up until his arrest for murder this week, former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman had been living with his mistress.

Soon after Bruce was considered a suspect in the April death of Monica Beresford-Redman, whose body was found in a sewer near the Cancun resort where this couple had been staying, sources confirmed that he'd been sleeping with a woman named Joy Pierce.

Now, a new report states these two had been residing in Bruce's Southern California home together for months, throughout the police investigation into his role in his wife's death.

"Joy has been spotted as recently as last week at a house that Bruce owns," a local told Radar Online. "The fact that Joy had been living in the house is a slap in the face to Monica's family."

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Bruce Beresford-Redman is no longer merely a suspect in the murder of his wife. The television producer has finally been arrested for this heinous crime.

Beresford-Redman - who was detained in April after wife Monica turned up dead in Mexico, near where the couple had been vacationing - was arrested in his home outside Los Angeles yesterday. He's in federal custody and, according to documents obtained by TMZ, will be extradited to Mexico.

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The tragic murder of Monica Beresford-Redman has made for tabloid fodder for months now.

Monica's body was found in a sewer at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun earlier this year. It later came out that Bruce had been having an affair, and authorities have spent the time since building a case against the former producer of Survivor.

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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.

Since then, Beresford-Redman has proclaimed his innocence, while the victim's sisters have made no secret over their beliefs that Bruce is responsible for Monica's 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.

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Bruce Beresford-Redman is due in court this fall, but not for the murder of his wife. At least not yet.

The TV producer is seeking custody of his two children, five-year old Camila and three-year old Alec, but is being met with resistance from the sisters of his late wife, Monica.

Both haven't been shy about accusing Beresford-Redman of killing their sibling during a Cancun vacation in April, and both plan on fighting Bruce for the kids in court.

Now, a Los Angeles judge has set a November 8 trial date to determine custody of Camila and Alec. Said Judge Mitchell Beckloff: "Things can go on for quite a long time and I want to get this matter settled - as does the family."

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Late last week, Bruce Beresford-Redman showed up in court to fight for his late wife's estate.

But the most tense drama took place outside the courtroom, as the former television producer and accused murderer was confronted by Jeane Burgos, the sister of Monica Beresford-Redman.

Referring to the allegation that Bruce killed Monica on a Cancun vacation in April, Burgos screamed at him: "How could you do that to my sister?!?"

Added Monica's other sister: "Divine justice is going to get you!"

Witnesses say Bruce hear these insults, but ignored them. He was in court to respond to questions about a will he and his wife signed in 2008. Judge Mitchell Beckloff did not make a decision about it, however, and has scheduled another hearing for June 29.

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Bruce Beresford-Redman stands accused of murdering his wife.

But the TV producer claims he's innocent, and is now asking friends to help him prove it.

In a mass email obtained by TMZ, Beresford-Redman writes to acquaintances and requests their assistance in convincing a Mexican judge that he deserves bail. Bruce writes:

"...my wife Monica was killed on our recent trip to Mexico, and now unfortunately, the Mexican authorities have decided to charge me with the crime. I am innocent and intend to fight in court both here and in Mexico."

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Bruce and Monica had two children, and Beresford-Redman cites their well-being when adding:

"As I am likely to be detained in the U.S. while fighting extradition, I am asking you if you are willing to write a letter on my behalf.  Your letters will likely help me secure bail so that I can be home with my children while fighting extradition."

It's hard to imagine what any friend could say about this man - the only suspect in his wife's death, authorities have said - that would result in any bail. Sadly, though, stranger things have happened in the justice system.

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For the first time since his wife was killed in Cancun, Bruce Beresford-Redman has spoken out.

The former Survivor producer has officially been charged with "qualified homicide" by Mexican authorities, seven weeks after Monica Beresford-Redman was found strangled to death in a sewer near the Moon Palace resort, where the couple had been on vacation.

"I am devastated at her loss; and I am incensed at the suggestion that I could have had anything to do with her death," Bruce said in a statement yesterday, responding to his arrest warrant. "I am innocent."

Bruce has been the sole person of interest in the case because sources confirmed he'd been having an affair, and witnesses spotted Bruce and Monica arguing on the beach the night she was killed.

Continued Bruce in his statement:

"Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved. From her sisters and parents to my parents and of course to our children and me, she was everything to us. My children have had one parent taken from them by a senseless act of violence. I implore the Mexican authorities not to take their remaining parent by a miscarriage of justice and to do what is right not just what is expedient."

Beresford-Redman returned to the United States last week, against the wishes of Mexican officials. He's filed for full custody of his two young children. If necessary, Mexican authorities will extradite him to their country.

Attorney Richard G. Hirsch referred to the warrant as "extremely disturbing" and said his client was "innocent of this crime and is prepared to defend himself in a court of law."

He'll eventually get the chance to.

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It won't be long until former TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is arrested for killing his wife.

According to the suspect's attorney, Jaime Cancino Leon, prosecutors will make their decision early next week - and the most likely charge will be first-degree murder, stemming from the death of Monica Beresford-Redman last month in Cancun.

Cancino told TMZ he's displeased with Mexican officials because it's easier for them to simply charge his client than actually investigate the case.

"Bruce has never had the chance to defend himself," the lawyer said. "They didn't even give him the chance to participate in the investigation."

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If a Mexican judge determines there's probable cause to charge Beresford-Redman, he'll likely get extradited to that country. A conviction of of first-degree murder there results in a prison sentence of four to 20 years.

** UPDATE: As of Monday, May 31, 2010, these charges have been filed.

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