Mexico Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Ex Survivor Producer, Pushes Through 12-Year Sentence
Jan 22, 2016 03:01 AM EST
Bruce Beresford-Redman has been denied appeal by the Mexican Supreme Court and has sustained the sentence passed by the lower court against the ex-reality show producer.
According to CBS News, Jamie Cancino Leon, Beresford-Redman's attorney in Mexico, has confirmed that the appeal of his client has been denied by the Mexican Supreme Court. Even with the decision, Leon still pushes hard for his client. The attorney mentioned several irregularities during the trial and that there was no real evidence to support the verdict. The attorney added that his camp is willing to file another appeal to the Mexican Supreme Court.
The producer was sentenced to 12 years for the murder of Monica Burgos in 2010. Burgos was Beresford-Redman's wife who hailed from Brazil. Beresford-Redman was extradited from the United States to Mexico so he can be prosecuted for the alleged killing that occurred in Cancun.
The body of the victim was found in a sewer cistern near the hotel where the pair was staying. Burgos' body was discovered a day after the producer reported that his wife was "missing". The Daily Mail reported that the couple stayed at the swanky Moon Place resort in Cancun.
On March 5, 2015, Beresford-Redman was found guilty after a trial, and was set for 12 years in jail and a fine of $2,780. On January 18, the suspect's lawyer filed an appeal, which was unapproved by the Mexican court.
Beresford-Redman and Burgos were married in 1999 and have two children together. The children stay with Beresford-Redman's parents during the duration of the trial. The Mail added that the vacation was booked in hopes of fixing the troubled marriage between Beresford-Redman and Burgos after cheating allegations on the man's part.
Beresford-Redman's family used social media to express what they felt about the Mexican Supreme Court's decision, stating that they are "appalled and disgusted with the gross miscarriage of justice."