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Bruce Beresford-Redman Update: Ex-"Survivor" Producer Arrested for Wife's Murder

Bruce Beresford-Redman (AP Photo, file)
Bruce Beresford-Redman Update: Ex-"Survivor" Producer Arrested for Wife's Murder
Bruce Beresford-Redman, Monica Beresford-Redman (CBS/AP/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Bruce Beresford-Redman, the TV producer whose wife Monica Beresford-Redman was murdered during a Mexican vacation, was arrested as a fugitive in Southern California on Tuesday, six months after the Mexican government issued a warrant for his arrest.

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Beresford-Redman was taken into custody at the request of the Mexican government by U.S. Marshals and FBI agents at the home he shares with his parents and children in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek.

A U.S. magistrate judge signed a warrant for Beresford-Redman on Friday in conjunction with a complaint that outlines Mexico's case against the producer, Mrozek said.

The complaint said Beresford-Redman, 38, is charged with aggravated homicide in the death of his wife, whose body was found in a sewer in Cancun in April while the two were on vacation.

The complaint alleges that on April 5, he killed his wife by asphyxiating her at the Hotel Palace Nizuc in Cancun. The complaint says a forensic expert who examined the couple's hotel room found traces of blood on sheets, a pillar and a balcony railing in the room.

Mexican officials had issued a warrant for Bruce Beresford-Redman's arrest in May, but he had already returned to California.

He was being taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, and was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday, Mrozek said.

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