Mexico requests extradition of TV producer

08:39, June 24, 2010      

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Mexican authorities have formally requested the extradition of a TV producer accused of killing his wife at a Cancun resort, beginning what could be a lengthy legal process, a newspaper report said on Wednesday.

The request came after Mexican officials formally accused reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman of killing his wife last week, according the Los Angeles Times.

Mexican authorities alleged that Beresford-Redman killed his wife Monica Beresford-Redman during a visit to Cancun, Mexico.

Monica's body was found April 8 in a septic tank at a luxury hotel where the couple was staying outside the resort in Cancun.

Mexican officials said she died of "asphyxia by suffocation".

Family members have said that Monica and her husband had gone to Mexico in an effort to reconcile their troubled marriage.

Legal experts said the extradition process could include input from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington and Los Angeles.

Beresford-Redman is entitled to fight extradition in federal court, to bail and to present evidence and call witnesses, according to the newspaper.


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