LOS ANGELES — A reality television producer accused of killing his wife in Mexico will surrender to a U.S. court if necessary, his lawyers said Thursday.
Attorneys Richard Hirsch and Vicki Podberesky statement blasted Mexican investigators and again professed that their client, Bruce Beresford-Redman, is innocent.
"He is prepared to surrender himself to the United States Federal Court should extradition proceedings be initiated, and his counsel have contacted the appropriate federal authorities to apprise them of this," the statement read.
The comments came a day after a Mexican official told The Associated Press the country had formally asked the United States to extradite Beresford-Redman. A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for the former "Survivor" producer in the killing of his wife, Monica, whose body was found in a sewer at an upscale Cancun resort in April.
"The news, if true, is troubling and confirms our belief that the investigation into Monica's death has not been conducted in an objective, reasonable and exhaustive manner," the attorneys' statement said.
Mexican authorities asked Beresford-Redman to remain in the country until they concluded their investigation, but the producer returned to the Los Angeles area. Hirsch has said his client was not required to remain in Mexico.
He has also said Beresford-Redman will fight extradition.
The family of Monica Beresford-Redman has said the couple went to Cancun to try to save their marriage. They claim Bruce Beresford-Redman, who is also the co-creator of the series "Pimp My Ride," was having a long-term affair.