CANCUN, Mexico (CBS) — A Mexican judge has ordered former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman to stand trial in the murder of his wife.

Prosecutors say a judge ruled that there is enough evidence to try Beresford-Redman, who arrived in Cancun Feb. 8, in the 2010 death of his wife, Monica.

“It was a relief. We have been waiting for that for two years,” Carla Burgos, the victim’s sister, said last week. “It has been hell. It has been so difficult.”

Prosecutors say Beresford-Redman lured his wife to Mexico to patch up their failing marriage. After her murder, he left Mexico with the couple’s two children.

He was in U.S. federal custody for more than a year, before deciding not to fight extradition.

“He is presumed guilty until proven innocent, which is a stark difference from American law. He’ll get a lawyer, a Mexican lawyer and he’ll probably have an American lawyer there, too,” CBS2 legal analyst Steve Meister said.

Comments (4)
  1. JM says:

    Why do you keep saying he left Mexico with his kids?? No he didn’t! His kids left a day or 2 prior to him murdering his wife and we all heard this when this story was 1st released!!! Your media is biased and I wonder whom at your station loves Bruce Beresford so much you are willing to change the story for him? AND you have also said that he decided to return to Mexico to defend himself oh BS he was ordered back by a 2nd US federal judge. I am beginning to dislike your stations news reporting.

  2. debbie says:

    Ii like your comment about the news reporter, thank you

  3. Alexia says:

    He did it. What I have the most problem with is that it seems the guest who were downstairs and heard “the woman in distress”, didn’t call security but instead decided to listen to what seemed like a physical altercation Why didn’t they alert the authorities that same time. It really bugs me!

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