A story that has captured lot of attention recently is the murder of the wife of ex-Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman. The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found at an exclusive Mexican resort in Cancun where she had been vacationing with her husband and children.
Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Los Angeles while Mexican officials investigated the murder of his wife. He was charged with her murder on May 31, 2010, and an arrest warrant was immediately issued. Prosecutors in Mexico said they would initiate extradition proceedings to bring Bruce Beresford-Redman back to Mexico.
Extradition is the official process whereby one nation or state surrenders a suspected or convicted criminal to another nation or state. This authority is usually given by signed treaties between the two governing bodies. Extradition requests from foreign governments are received by the U.S. State Department.One such a request is received, opens formal extradition proceedings.
Bruce Beresford-Redman's criminal defense attorney has recently said that he will turn himself over to United States Federal Authorities. Bruce Beresford-Redman has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal and encourages Mexican authorities to continue investigating in the hopes of finding other suspects.
If you are anyone you know has been charged with a crime in another state or a foreign nation and faces extradition, please contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney David D. Diamond.