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A Producer From ‘Survivor’ Has Been Released From A Mexican Prison After Serving 7 Years For Murdering His Brazilian Wife

Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted of murdering his wife while on vacation in Mexico. Now, seven years later, the man convicted of the crims is free because of good behavior. The murder, which was committed in 2010 at a Cancun resort, shocked the nation and his behavior afterward was suspicious.

Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer for the reality TV show “Survivor,” is out of prison.

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The American man was convicted of murdering his Brazilian wife, Monica Burgos. The couple was vacationing in Cancun with their two young children at a resort. Those who knew the couple said that the marriage was strained and the couple was showing signs of marital problems before the trip.

Beresford-Redman is living in southern California with his mother after seven years in prison.

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Beresford-Redman was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison but time served in U.S. custody and good behavior shortened his sentence to a little more than half.

The case, which garnered international attention, took place at the same resort where the family was staying. Forensic scientists determined the cause of death to asphyxiation. When Beresford-Redman was arrested by Mexican authorities, he was released pending the trial and was told not to leave the country. However, reports say he used his driver’s license to enter the U.S. He was eventually apprehended by U.S. authorities and was extradited back to Mexico to face trial.

People on social media are angered by his release citing his access to money and privilege as how he was released so quickly.

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It has been reported that the Mexican justice system took into account the amount of time Beresford-Redman spent in U.S. custody and his good behavior to release him. After his release, Beresford-Redman moved back to southern California and is living with his mother, Juanita, in Gardena, California.

Others are questioning why his sentence wasn’t more severe.

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While Mexico does technically have a life sentence, however, in 2001, the Mexican Supreme Court that all life sentences must allow for parole after 50 years.

Overall, people on social media are angered that Beresford-Redman was released from prison so quickly.

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