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Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, who was convicted of killing his wife and stuffing her body in a sewer while they were on holiday in Mexico with their kids, is freed after just seven years for 'good behavior'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 4 days ago Ryan Fahey

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.  

a man and woman posing for a photo: Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman (left) was jailed for 12 years in Mexico in 2015 after 'asphyxiating his wife, Monica Burgos (right), and dumping her body in a sewer while on make-or-break vacation' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman (left) was jailed for 12 years in Mexico in 2015 after 'asphyxiating his wife, Monica Burgos (right), and dumping her body in a sewer while on make-or-break vacation' Bruce Beresford-Redman in a yellow shirt: Beresford-Redman can be seen escorted by police officers after his arrival in Cancun February 8, 2012 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 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. 

The holiday - which they went on with their children, then aged 3 and 5 - was meant to be an attempt to mend their marriage after Burgos found out Beresford-Redman had been cheating on her. 

According to the complaint filed in the US court on behalf of the Mexican government, on April 5, two teenagers staying in the room below Beresford-Redman and Burgos were woken around 6am by the sounds of 'screams, crying for help and extremely loud banging from the room above... it  sounded like a woman in extreme distress'.

However, Beresford-Redman allegedly told hotel staff that the couple had a fight about their children, and that the screams were from a game they were playing with their son - who was then three years old.   

Burgos' body 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' where he beat her with a metal pole, 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.' 

a glass door: Beresford-Redman was forced to sit inside a cage at his court hearing in prison in Cancun, Mexico

Beresford-Redman was forced to sit inside a cage at his court hearing in prison in Cancun, Mexico
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

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 because Beresford-Redman was involved in an extra-marital affair. 

a person walking down a street: 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 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 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 reality show producer's parents raised the couple's children while Beresford-Redman was incarcerated.  

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