Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer on the reality series Survivor was released from a Mexican jail after spending years behind bars in connection with his wife's death.
TV producer was convicted of murdering wife Mónica Burgos during a family vacation with their two children at a Cancun resort in 2010. Her naked and beaten body was found in a septic tank in what will be his 42nd birthday.
Investigators say at the time Burgos died following a violent confrontation with his wife.
Beresford-Redman, now 48, maintained his innocence throughout the case.
He returned home, but was arrested in November 2010 and taken to Mexico. The case made international headlines, and he was found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison. His release comes after serving only seven years.
Los Angeles TV station KTLA 5 was caught with Beresford-Redman Monday night outside his home in Gardena, California.
"Thanks, I don't really have a comment. I appreciate your interest," he told a news reporter. No comments. ”
Meantime, NBC 4 interviewed some of his neighbors, who seemed surprised at his release.
"I'm shocked and disappointed," neighbor Maria Doll told the TV station. "At least you should be old and gray by the time you get out."
Beresford-Redman was released on June 20, with credit for good behavior, according to NBC 4. He also paid $ 2,000 in compensation.
The station said it had interviewed a former lawyer in Mexico, who said by telephone that under Mexican law, inmates were entitled to release after serving 60 percent of a sentence. he is extradited, he is eligible for early release.