The former Producer of the castaway reality TV show, Survivor, has been released from prison in Mexico after serving just seven years of a 12-year sentence for murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a sewer.=
Mexican authorities convicted Bruce Beresford-Redman in 2012 for the murder of his wife Monica Burgos at a Cancun resort, while they were on holiday.
Authorities found her naked body stashed in a sewer in April 2010 with signs that she had been beaten and strangled.
The court sentenced Beresford-Redman, now 48, to 12 years in Mexican jail.
After serving seven and a half years, he was released on June 20, with credit for good behavior, and paid $2,000 restitution.
Under Mexican law, prisoners are eligible for release after serving 60 percent of a sentence.
Beresford-Redman is now living in Southern California with his mother and two children.
Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was jailed for 12 years in Mexico in 2015 after ‘asphyxiating his wife and dumping her body in a sewer while on make-or-break vacation’
Beresford-Redman can be seen escorted by police officers after his arrival in Cancun February 8, 2012
The TV producer who worked on the TV shows ‘Survivor’ and ‘Pimp My Ride’ reported his wife missing after she left the Moon Palace Hotel to go shopping during their April 2010 holiday.
Burgos was found two days later on her 42nd birthday, stuffed into a sewer within the confines of the hotel, naked and bruised.
At the time, investigators said Burgos was killed after a ‘violent confrontation’ but Beresford-Redman maintained his innocence.
In a 48 Hours TV special, he said: I’ve been accused of a horrible, abhorrent crime and I’m innocent. I did not kill Monica.’
He returned home to Southern California, but was arrested in November 2010 and extradited to Mexico. He was found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison. His release comes after serving just over seven years.
On Monday, when confronted by KTLA reporters Beresford-Redman said: ‘Thanks, I really have no comment. I appreciate your interest. Thank you. There’s no comment.’
Beresford-Redman was forced to sit inside a cage at his court hearing in prison in Cancun, Mexico
Beresford-Redman (pictured at his trial in Cancun) was defended by his family who called his conviction a ‘gross miscarriage of justice’
Before his conviction, he was backed by his family who believed he was innocent.
‘We are appalled and disgusted with this gross miscarriage of justice,’ the family stated in a Facebook post in 2015.
‘Over an exhausting three and a half year period this trial has done nothing but prove Bruce’s innocence beyond any doubt.’
Burgos’s family felt the ‘Survivor’ producer was guilty from the start and said the marriage had broken down with Beresford-Redman involved in an extra-marital affair.
The reality show producer’s parents raised the couple’s children while Beresford-Redman was incarcerated.
Burgos’ sister, Jeane Burgos, attended the trial in Cancun. The family felt the ‘Survivor’ producer was guilty from the start and said the marriage had broken down with Beresford-Redman involved in an extra-marital affair
The body of the married mother of two was found in sewer cistern at luxury resort they were staying. Monica learned her husband had cheated on her, and the vacation was supposed to be an attempt to mend their marriage