'48 Hours Mystery' Reports on Ex-Reality Show Producer's Murder Trial

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September 20th, 2012

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Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former reality show producer, has been on trial for the past seven months in Mexico for allegedly killing his wife Monica during a 2010 vacation to Cancun. However, an examination of the evidence by 48 HOURS MYSTERY suggests the case against him may be crumbling.


Jaime Cancino, Beresford-Redman’s attorney, tells 48 HOURS MYSTERY the forensics against his client have been flawed from the start. Cancino maintains some key evidence is missing and that other evidence is now contaminated with mold because it was not properly stored. “At the end of the day, he’s going to be free. I can assure you that,” Cancino says in an updated edition of 48 HOURS MYSTERY: “Fatal Episode, The Producer’s Story,” to be broadcast Saturday, Sept. 22 on the CBS Television Network (10:00 PM, ET/PT).


As 48 HOURS MYSTERY correspondent Troy Roberts reports, some of the government’s own key witnesses do not support the prosecutor’s theory of the crime. The coroner testified that Monica Beresford-Redman died nearly 18 hours after prosecutors had previously claimed, and the criminologist testified that he can find no link between Bruce Beresford-Redman and Monica’s death.


But the trial goes on. The chief prosecutor tells 48 HOURS MYSTERY that he’s concerned about protecting Cancun’s reputation as a tourist mecca. He adds that he wants to “punish” Beresford-Redman, saying his office will continue pressing for a conviction. “We have to work with what we have,” he says, and tells 48 HOURS MYSTERY they do have other evidence.


“I am looking around, waiting for someone to stand up and say, ‘Okay, well, we've got the wrong guy, you know, let's get him the hell out of there,’” says Bruce Beresford-Redman in a new interview. “That doesn’t happen. It absolutely floors me.”


In 2010, Monica Beresford-Redman, 42, was found dead and naked in a sewer on the property of the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun. She’d been on vacation with her husband and their two kids.


He was questioned by Mexican authorities after his wife’s body was found. Although they kept his passport, he soon returned to California. He was later detained for a year in Los Angeles before being extradited back to Cancun last winter to face murder charges.


As Beresford-Redman’s trial continues, he tells 48 HOURS MYSTERY, “I've been accused of a really, really horrible crime. And I would like very much to have the chance to exonerate myself.”


48 HOURS MYSTERY will also broadcast a video the jailed father recorded for his children. “Hi, guys. I miss you very much,” Beresford-Redman says in the video. “I love you. Hopefully I’m coming home soon.”


Correspondent Roberts also talks to Monica’s sisters Carla and Jeanne, who are in a child custody battle with Bruce’s parents, and insist Bruce is right where he belongs – in jail.


48 HOURS MYSTERY’s “Fatal Episode, The Producer’s Story” is produced by Ana Real, Ira Sutow, James Stolz, Alec Sirken and Avi Cohen. Paul LaRosa and Joshua Yager are the supervising producers. Peter Schweitzer and Nancy Kramer are the senior producers. Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.


48 HOURS MYSTERY: “Fatal Episode, The Producer’s Story,” will air on Saturday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

  • Dan T

    Didnt they just say they were getting rid of “Mystery” from the title, and now its back in?

  • Ally

    Bruce br has done the deed. He proved he was a liar when he said he would not fight extradition and he would go back. He sat in an LA prison refusing to go to Mexico for a year. He had to be taken down there in handcuffs and with police. He cost the state of california a lot of money by fighting. He is a whiner and expects people to bail him out. There are witness to a fight in the room hearing Monica yell out. This guy should rot down there and I hope he never returns to the US except in a body bag. He is an evil man. Actually I hate to say he is even a man cuz a real man would not of done the evil this man did to the mother of two little kids. He did the deed. No one else would of. We know he is guilty and he is a slime ball. He left Mexico after being told not to leave. Anyway I hope he does not return except as i said in a bag just like Monica returned. He whines and crys wolf but he is right where he belongs.

  • George

    Right on> Bruce beresford Redman really was not that great of a guy to begin with. What this beautiful woman who was a wise buisness woman saw in this guy none of us will ever know. However I agree with Ally they have witness’s and he proved he had something to hide when he left Mexico when they told him not to go and took his passport.
    Bruce had motive, anger and wanted it all. He was the only one with Monica and he is the only one who murdered her. She was a strong women and appeared to have fought forawhile. She gave all she had. What a loser to do what he did. He didn’t even allow the kids to go to her funeral. He was in this for himself alone. Monica had been the breadwinner and worked very hard. He stole her from her children. What a sad tragedy for those two little ones. He kept the babies away from her family and wouldn’t even let them see their grandparents or aunts. Yeah bruce said over and over he would not fight the extradition. Hummmmmm What happened? Really Bruce you refused to go and had to be forced and commanded to go after a long lengthy battle. I hope you get what you deserve.

  • amy gail

    I think he is innocent I have read countless articles about American women disappearing in mexico. I personally would never visit that god forsaken country. People go missing there all the time and the police do not know how to do there job or women wouldn’t go missing all the time down there. If they had more cameras there wouldn’t be thhis issue

  • gingersnap193

    Amy Gail REALLY. This guy is guilty as sin. I hope he rotten in that jail cell,and burn in hell.May god bless and be with Monica family and hope you get the justice you deserve. To his mom and dad may god have mercy on your souls and shame on you, you know your son killed his wife i know it’s your son but right is right and wrong is wrong, and you guys are dead wrong defending that murdering son of yours.SHAME ON YOU.

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