Former 'Survivor' producer convicted in Mexico in death of wife, gets 12 years

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Bruce Beresford-Redman, the former “Survivor” producer accused of killing his wife, Monica Burgos, in Cancun in 2010 was convicted Thursday in Mexico, his mother told KTLA on Thursday.

Juanita Beresford-Redman said her son was sentenced to 12 years in a Mexican prison and that the family will appeal the conviction.

The exact charge that Beresford-Redman was convicted of was not immediately known.

We are appalled and disgusted with this gross miscarriage of justice,” the family stated in a Facebook post.

“Over an exhausting three and a half year period this trial has done nothing but prove Bruce’s innocence beyond any doubt. Whatever lies behind this ruling it is based on neither facts nor evidence. This is a disservice to Monica’s memory; this is not the justice she and Bruce still deserve and that we continue to demand. At some point, even in Mexico, Bruce’s innocence will lead to his freedom. We will immediately appeal this absurd decision and will not rest until Bruce is exonerated and returned home. This decision must lead to a reconsideration of the extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico as it is clear that Mexico cannot meet even minimal standards of justice. We remain ever grateful to all those who continue to support Bruce.”

Beresford-Redman reported his wife missing on April 6, 2010, telling police and relatives that she never made it back to the hotel after a solo shopping excursion the day before, authorities said.

Burgos’ badly decomposed body was discovered two days later in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel on what would have been her 42nd birthday.

In 2012, Beresford-Redman was extradited to Mexico by U.S. Marshals to face trial in her death.