A former "Survivor" producer convicted of killing his wife has returned to Southern California following an early release from a Mexican prison.
Bruce Beresford-Redman was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2015 by a judge in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. However, he was given credit for four years he spent in a Cancun prison, and prisoners in Mexico are eligible for release after serving 60% of their sentences.
Beresford-Redman, 48, is living in Gardena after being set free in June, according to NBC in Los Angeles. He ended up serving just under eight years.
“I’m surprised and I’m disappointed,” neighbor Maria Doll told the station. “At least you should be old and gray by the time you get out.”
Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman vanished during the family trip to Mexico in 2010. Her body was found in a sewer near their Cancun hotel.
Her husband had returned to California but was extradited to Mexico. He insisted in a 48 Hours interview at the time that he did not kill his wife.
“I’ve been accused of a horrible, abhorrent crime and I’m innocent,” he told CBS News.
The couple had been having difficulties in their marriage when Monica was murdered.
“I told her, ‘Monica, don’t worry. You know, come back here, just move on with your life,'” Monica’s sister Jeanne Burgos previously told 48 Hours. “You’re just going to build up your life again and you’re going to be happy again.”