Survivor producer charged with wife's murder, and the details are horrific

Mar 13, 2015 at 12:39 p.m. ET

In Mexico on Thursday, former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was convicted for the brutal murder of his wife, Monica Burgos.

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In 2010, the couple went on a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico, which according to the Daily Mail was an attempt to mend their marriage after Burgos discovered that her husband had cheated on her.

Beresford-Redman reported his wife missing on April 6, 2010 after claiming that she didn't return from a solo shopping trip. Two days later her naked body was found in a sewer cistern and authorities claimed that she had been strangled.

According to the Daily Mail, Quintana Roo state prosecutor Gaspar Armando Garcia Torres revealed that Beresford-Redman had been found guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Judge Víctor Manuel Echeverria Tun.

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Beresford-Redman's family is appalled by the judge's ruling and issued a statement via Facebook.

"We are appalled and disgusted with this gross miscarriage of justice," the statement read. "Over an exhausting three and a half year period this trial has done nothing but prove Bruce's innocence beyond any doubt. Whatever lies behind this ruling it is based on neither facts nor evidence. This is a disservice to Monica's memory; this is not the justice she and Bruce still deserve and that we continue to demand. At some point, even in Mexico, Bruce's innocence will lead to his freedom."

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However, the sister of the late Burgos told NBC4 that the conviction came as a relief for her.

"[The verdict is] a relief for me and my parents," Karla Burgos told the publication.

Bruce Beresford-Redman has been in the custody of Mexican authorities since he was extradited in 2012.

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