Bruce Beresford-Redman was a successful reality TV producer. He worked on the CBS show Survivor and the MTV show Pimp My Ride. He was married to a successful Los Angeles restaurateur, Mónica Burgos. They had two children. In April 2010, the family went to Cancun, Mexico for a vacation. On night, Burgos didn’t come back to their room at the Moon Palace resort. She was later found dead in a sewer near the resort. She had been strangled. Two English tourists staying at the hotel said they heard the couple arguing on the night of her death. Beresford-Redman was questioned by police and told not to leave the country. Without his passport, Beresford-Redman crossed the border using his driver’s license. He took a train back to Los Angeles.
Seven months later, Beresford-Redman was arrested in LA by US Marshals. In 2011, a US magistrate found “enough circumstantial evidence to show probable cause” that Beresford-Redman could have murdered his wife. He was sent to a jail in Cancun. In March 2015, Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted of murdering his wife and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The 46-year-old is appealing. The prosecution is also appealing because Beresford-Redman could have gotten the maximum of 50 years. The TV movie Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story, based on the true story, will premiere on Lifetime on September 26 at 8pm. It will air again on September 27 at 12am, 7pm, and 11pm.