SANTA MONICA (CBS) — The attorneys for a former reality show producer accused of killing his wife in Mexico spoke out Tuesday in great detail about what they believe really happened.
Richard Hirsch and Vicki Podberesky say there is no evidence to support the claim that Bruce Beresford-Redman planned the trip to Cancun with the intention of murdering his wife, Monica.
They say it was actually his wife who booked the trip and believe investigators in Mexico do not have credible witnesses or enough evidence for their client to stand trial.
The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found at a Cancun resort on April 8, 2010, three days after her husband reported her missing. Mexican authorities claim that evidence shows that Beresford-Redman killed Monica and then dumped her body in a sewer at the hotel where they were staying.
An extradition hearing for the former “Survivor” producer has been scheduled for next month and his attorneys are hoping a judge will allow them to call the couple’s 6-year-old daughter to the stand.
If extradited, Beresford-Redman’s attorneys say are concerned for his safety.
“We have been informed that the Mexican prison system and especially the jails in Cancun are characterized by conditions of violence and brutality, overrun by corruption and run by the drug cartels,” Hirsch said.