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Judge denies Beresford-Redman bail

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Nov 30, 2010 | 4:00am EST

The Survivor boss has been in custody in Los Angeles since 16 November (10), when U.S. authorities actioned a formal request from Mexican prosecutors to send him back to stand trial for aggravated homicide. The body of his partner Monica was found in a sewer near their holiday hotel in April (10).

Beresford-Redman, who fled Mexico to head home to L.A. shortly after the tragedy, appeared in court on Monday (29Nov10), when his attorney Richard Hirsch argued his client should be freed because authorities failed to file the proper documentation to secure the warrant for his arrest.

Hirsch also claimed the producer was not a flight risk because he had no criminal background and had two children to care for.

But U.S. District Court Judge Susan Segal rejected the motion, stating, "I do not believe he can be awarded with bail for the allegations which he has been alleged... Mr. Redman presents a risk of flight."

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