Attorneys are 'absolutely' certain 'Survivor' producer didn't kill his wife

Feb. 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM ET

It's been almost two years since the body of Monica Beresford-Redman was discovered at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun, Mexico. Now her husband, former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, has been extradited to Mexico to stand trial on murder charges — charges his attorneys believe are unfounded.

In their first in-depth television interview on the case, set to air on "Dateline" Friday night, attorneys Richard Hirsh and Vicky Poderesky told Natalie Morales why they're so certain.

The case, they say, is based on nothing more than circumstantial evidence. And Hirsh and Poderesky believe that more important evidence to the contrary can be seen when the accused man interacts with his children, who shared a room with their parents at that Cancun resort.

"These children love this man," Hirsh explained. "I mean, I see the interaction between the children and Bruce. If he had killed their mother in front of them, they would never be as warm and loving of him as they are."

Unless, of course, they weren't awake when the alleged event took place. But Poderesky dismisses that idea, as other guests heard screams the night Monica died.

"The theory is that the screaming was her as she was being assaulted," Poderesky pointed out. "It woke up the people downstairs. One would think if it was that loud, the children would have been awoken also."

Beresford-Redman faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. When asked directly if they were completely sure of his innocence, the attorneys were in agreement.


For more details about the case, watch "Dateline" tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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