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."
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.