In a stunning turn of events, a former Hollywood television producer, Bruce Beresford-Redman, who was released from a Mexican prison in 2019 after serving time for his wife’s 2010 killing, has won a significant legal victory. On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Small granted Beresford-Redman’s request to partially terminate the guardianship of his children, which his mother has held for nearly a decade.
The court proceedings unfolded as the judge revealed that there was no opposition to Beresford-Redman’s plea to end Juanita Beresford-Redman’s physical guardianship over their daughter and son. At the time of filing the petition on February 26, the children were 15 and 13 years old, respectively.
However, it is important to note that while Juanita Beresford-Redman’s role as the physical guardian will be relinquished, she will continue to oversee their financial affairs as the guardian of their estates.
Bruce Beresford-Redman, aged 49, recently returned to California after serving 7 and a half years of a 12-year prison sentence in Mexico for the death of his 41-year-old wife, Monica Beresford-Redmond. The grim discovery of her lifeless body was made in April 2010, in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, where the couple was on vacation.
During a telephone conference call with Judge Small from Nevada, Beresford-Redman revealed that the criminal case against him in Mexico is closed, although he remains determined to clear his name. When asked about his future plans and living arrangements with the children, the former “Survivor” producer replied, “My intention is to reside in Las Vegas.”
Beresford-Redman further disclosed that while the court hearing was underway, his children were attending online school classes under the supervision of his girlfriend’s sister.
In a poignant display of unity, Juanita Beresford-Redman, present on the telephone conference call with the court, expressed her support for her son’s petition. The judge took note of this agreement and highlighted that both a court investigator and the children’s lawyer deemed the termination of guardianship appropriate.
Beresford-Redman ensured that he notified his late wife’s two sisters, Jeane Burgos and Carla Burgos Van Bastelar, about his petition. Monica Beresford-Redmond’s sisters are known for owning the Zabumba Bar & Restaurant, a Brazilian eatery located on Venice Boulevard in Palms, at the time of her tragic demise.
As this astonishing legal saga unfolds, the implications of this partial termination of guardianship leave many questions lingering, reflecting the complex dynamics surrounding the family and the lingering aftermath of the harrowing events that transpired years ago.