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Former 'Survivor' Producer Gets 12 Years In Mexican Prison For Murdering Wife

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Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer on reality TV shows Survivor and Pimp My Ride, has been convicted of killing his wife while on vacation in Cancun in 2010.

Beresford-Redman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated homicide in a Mexican court, the L.A. Times reports. Prosecutors say the sentence is too light and there is a possibility of Beresford-Redman getting more time. The maximum sentence, which is what prosecutors requested, is 50 years.

Beresford-Redman's wife, Monica Burgos, was found dead in a sewer near a Cancun resort where they'd been vacationing with their children in April 2010. Investigators determined she had been bludgeoned and strangled. The couples' marriage had been rocky since Burgos found out about an affair Beresford-Redman had been having with a colleague, CBS reports. Other hotel guests reported hearing the couple fighting days before Burgos' murder, and two witnesses said they heard a woman screaming the morning she disappeared.

Beresford-Redman was able to return to Los Angeles after Burgos' death, but was eventually extradited to Mexico in 2012 where he was charged with aggravated homicide.

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Prior to her death, Burgos had owned the popular Brazilian restaurant Zabumba Bar & Restaurant on Venice Boulevard.