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Suspected TV producer dodges media attention

May 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Accused TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is dodging the media's eyes after returning California from Cancun, where his wife was murdered.Bruce Beresford-Redman was setting up tents and playing with the kids Monday. Just outside his house, several members of the news media joined them.

The kiddy campout was the first glimpse of the Hollywood producer back at the Rancho Palos Verdes home he once shared with his late wife. But Beresford-Redman has since tried to avoid the cameras.

"He won't be able to answer any questions," said Bruce's father, David Beresford-Redman.

David told reporters that Bruce spent the night in the tents with the children and that they had a great time. David wouldn't say if the two kids know what happened to their mother but adds that they are confused by all the media attention.

"The little boy is three, you know and you guys are sort of overwhelming. Cami's a little different. She's a bright kid and she wants to know why you are here," David told reporters.

The media frenzy is because of the April murder of Monica Beresford-Redman. She was beaten and strangled to death at a posh resort in Cancun, Mexico. Mexican authorities say that Bruce was named a person of interest. He was supposed to remain in Mexico during the investigation, but despite the lack of a passport, he secretly returned home.

His return sparked outrage for Monica's sisters, who are pushing Mexican prosecutors to arrest Bruce on murder charges. The Mexican attorney they hired says, "There is neither the ability nor the willingness to solve these cases, not just in this attorney general's office but I think at the national level."

Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Monica's sister Giani Burgos picked up the younger of the two children for a court appointed visitation. As she drove away, she delivered this message to the news crews.

"Thank you for watching," she said.

It's not known how Bruce was able to return home to California since he surrendered his passport to Mexican authorities back in April. He has not been charged with any crime and his attorney says he had no legal obligation to stay in Mexico.


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