For over two years, Bruce Beresford-Redman has been sitting in a Cancun jail awaiting trial for the murder of his wife
. Redman was extradited from the United States after he managed to sneak across the border into the US shortly after he was accused of killing his wife. This was such huge news back in the day when it happened and his wife's entire family thinks he killed her. Nothing has changed their minds about that. They spoke just two months ago about how they wanted to see Redman face the trail that seemingly will never happen.
Now, according to Radar, Redman has filed a motion to have his extradition reversed. In his motion he says there is no evidence linking him to the death and the claims made by Mexico regarding evidence and witnesses they have to support his conviction in the trial have either been lost or don't exist in the first place.
“The Mexican government claimed to possess forensic evidence that would prove Beresford-Redman’s guilt: conveniently all this alleged evidence was lost/destroyed while in Mexican custody. The Mexican government claimed to have witnesses who heard a fight and screams from the hotel room: but again when asked to produce those witnesses the Mexican government could not.· The Mexican government claimed to have blood evidence from the crime scene: however there was no blood ever found of Beresford-Redman or his wife. The Mexican government claimed to have a hotel staff member witness a physical fight between Beresford-Redman and his wife: but when this staff member was asked to identity Beresford-Redman or his wife, he could not.”
Even if I believe the guy didn't kill his wife, which I don't, he is in Mexican custody. They fought to get him extradited after he illegally crossed the border back to the US, so I doubt they are going to let him just go back to the US even if the judge rules in Redman's favor. I don't ever want anyone to go to jail for a crime they didn't commit but he did some crazy things right before they went on this vacation and her family is convinced he did it because of the actions he took before the vacation and just in their marriage. If, what he says is true, then I would hope that during his trial he would be found not guilty. I do think it is strange that he has been locked up for over two years with no trial and that needs to change. The judge in the case will be watched during the trial and if anything shady or sketchy happens then he can make the argument that eh should be freed.