Accused Wife Killer Talks To 48 HOURS
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Bruce Beresford-Redman, the reality show producer accused of killing his wife Monica at a Cancun resort, has opened up to ’48 HOURS.’
He’s spent more than seven months behind bars in a Mexican prison.
’48 HOURS’ was there when he reached out to his two children — Alec and Camilla — via videotape message. “Hi guys. I miss you very much. I love you. Hopefully I’m coming home soon.”
Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Rachel Kim previews the Beresford-Redman interview airing this Saturday on CBS at 10 p.m.
In the taped piece, Beresford-Redman is often affectionate with his children. The fact he misses them, very evident. “Alec, I’m not going to get my haircut until I come home, so we can go get out haircut together. Alright, pumpkin. Take care. Be good to your brother. Alec, give your sister lots of kisses for me.”
In the interview obtained by ’48 Hours’, Beresford-Redman is confident he will not be found guilty of his wife’s murder.
His parents have custody of the two children. Says his mother Juanita Beresford-Redman, “They’re doing beautifully. But they never forget about their dad and their mom, but mostly about Bruce. They want him home so badly.”
Prosecutors in Mexico believe that Bruce killed his wife following a fight on the early morning of April 5t, 2010. They believe he concealed her body in a Cancun hotel room until he could dispose of it that evening.
Months into the murder trial, Bruce believes he is getting help from the government’s own witnesses. The coroner, for example, said Monica was murdered at about 11:40 on Monday evening.
Says Beresford-Redman, “His testimony, to me, obliterates their entire story. 11:40 p.m. is, is pretty definite and it’s 18 hours off when they say it happened.”
If Monica was killed at night then Bruce argues that the screams heard coming from his room that morning were exactly what he has always claimed they were … sounds of his rough-housing with his children.
A criminologist reportedly testified that he could find no link between Bruce and the murder.
In court today, the defense questioned the reliability of a blood sample found in the hotel room.
Monica’s family remains steadfast in their belief that Bruce was responsible for her death. Carla Burgos, Monicas’s sister, says “I believe in justice and I believe he’s gonna pay for what he’s done. Everybody that knows the case knows the truth inside their hearts.”