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.