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Mexico Begins Extradition Process for Reality TV Producer Accused of Murdering His Wife

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Personal Photo via Crime Insider


Personal Photo via Crime Insider
Authorities in Mexcio have officially begun the extradition process that seeks removal of reality television producer Bruce Beresford-Redman from Los Angeles to be brought to trial across the border, reports LA Now. The extensive process was initiated earlier this month, though the formal request was issued yesterday.The process is expected to be lengthy and drawn out, however. "Legal experts said the process could include input from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and Los Angeles."

Further, Beresford-Redman's lawyer has repeatedly asserted his client's innocence on his behalf, and has in the past said his client will fight his extradition, though he has not commented on the matter since the formal request was made yesterday in Mexico.

The body of Monica Beresford-Redman, owner of the popular Brazilian restaurant Zabumba on Venice Boulevard, was discovered on April 8th "in a septic tank at the luxury hotel where the couple was staying outside the resort in Cancun." Beresford-Redman was not immediately named as a suspect, and despite being asked to surrender his passport and remain in Mexico, made his way back to Los Angeles in secret.