The family of Monica Beresford-Redman said the extradition “marks a major milestone in our journey to ensure justice for Monica.”
“After nearly 15 months in United States custody, Bruce will finally be returned to Mexico to stand trial for Monica’s murder,” attorney Alison Triessl wrote in a statement released on behalf of the family.
Triessl said the family will follow the case in Mexico and will ask for the maximum sentence if Beresford-Redman is convicted. The maximum sentence could be 12 to 30 years in prison.
“He has always stated that he is innocent of the charges against him and it is his hope that the court in Cancun will assure that he receives a fair trial in which, he is confident, he will be exonerated,” Beresford-Redman’s attorney, Richard Hirsch wrote in a statement.
U.S. prosecutors presented statements from hotel guests who said they heard loud arguing and cries of distress coming from the couple’s room on the night Monica Beresford-Redman went missing.
The producer’s attorneys have claimed the noises came from Beresford-Redman and his children playing loud games throughout the night and that there isn’t any forensic evidence that he killed his wife.
AP Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
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