‘Survivor’ Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman’s Sentence Upheld by Mexican Judge

Former reality TV producer was sentenced to 12 years for killing his wife during a 2010 Cancun vacation

Last Updated: January 18, 2016 @ 10:12 PM

A Mexican judge upheld a 12-year prison sentence against former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman on Monday and denied his appeal.

Beresford-Redman was convicted of killing his wife, Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman, on a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico, in 2012. Her body was found in a sewer cistern at the resort where they were staying.

The producer had reported her missing two days before, but reports from hotel staff claiming that the couple had a “violent” argument during their vacation raised questions about Beresford-Redman’s involvement.

State prosecutors in Quintana Roo said Monday that the state supreme court had upheld the sentence handed down against Beresford-Redman in March 2015, the Associated Press reported.

Jaime Cancino Leon, lawyer for the co-creator and executive producer of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” confirmed the appeal denial and said they planned to file another round of appeals with Mexico’s supreme court.

Bruce and Monica were married in April 1999 and had two children, who now live with their paternal grandparents.