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Ex 'Survivor' producer extradited to Mexico on charge he murdered wife

Bruce and Monica Beresford-Redman

Bruce Beresford-Redman is charged in Mexico with aggravated homicide in the death of Monica Beresford-Redman

A former reality-TV producer arrived in Mexico on Thursday after being extradited from the US over charges he killed his wife during a family vacation to Cancun.

Bruce Beresford-Redman landed at Cancun's airport before being taken to a prison in the resort, Mexican newspaper El Universal reported.

The former Emmy-nominated producer of "Survivor," who is charged with aggravated homicide, was expected to go before a judge by the end of the week.

He could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted, according to the report.

Monica Beresford-Redman was found dead in a septic tank at a Cancun resort on April 8, 2010 -- what would have been her 42nd birthday -- two days after her husband reported her missing.

The couple, married for nine years, had been vacationing with their two young children.

Investigators believe Monica Beresford-Redman was strangled in a room at the Moon Palace Hotel three days before her body was found. An autopsy showed that the cause of death was asphyxia by suffocation.

Bruce Beresford-Redman has continually protested his innocence.

His attorneys claim that testimony from the couple's six-year-old daughter contradicts prosecutors' assertions that there was loud arguing coming from the family's hotel room on the night Monica Beresford-Redman was killed.

The producer has been held in a Los Angeles jail since November on a fugitive arrest warrant.
He chose not to appeal a US court ruling in December that upheld his extradition to Mexico in order to "defend himself on the charges," his attorneys Richard Hirsch and Vicki Podberesky said at the time.