Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, accused of killing his wife 15 months ago while the couple was on vacation in Cancun, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday regarding his extradition to Mexico.
Attorneys for Beresford-Redman have indicated that they hope to call his 6-year-old daughter to the witness stand at the hearing, but federal prosecutors are expected to argue against the child’s appearance, reports the Associated Press.
“Mommy and Daddy did not yell at each other and never hit each other,” a family therapist’s affidavit quotes the daughter as saying. “Mommy and Daddy never hit each other anywhere, any time.”
At the time of her death, Monica Beresford-Redman, who owned a popular Brazilian restaurant in Los Angeles, had just discovered her husband’s affair with a co-worker.
As for the loud noises which erupted from the couple’s room that were reported by other resort guests, the girl also told the therapist that the family was playing a loud, boisterous game.
“Before Mommy left, she said, ‘I love you. I’ll be back soon,’ ” the statement says.
In a brief, prosecutors stated, “Calling a 6-year-old child to the stand to testify about the events leading to her mother’s death is simply inappropriate as a matter of principle and unnecessary in the context of an extradition hearing.”