Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer onSurvivorand the co-creator of Pimp My Ride, was convicted in the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos, on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beresford-Redman was sentenced to 12 years in prison and was issued a $2,791 fine by a Mexican judge in Cancun.
Burgos' body was discovered in a sewage cistern at the Moon Palace Resort and Spa in Cancun in the spring of 2010. She had been vacationing with Beresford-Redman and their two children, Camilla and Alex, who were 5 and 3 at the time.
Beresford-Redman returned to California following the initial investigation, but was extradited back to Mexico in 2012; he's been there ever since.
Burgos' two sisters have stated that they believe Beresford-Redman killed their sister, but he has always maintained his innocence. Beresford-Redman's attorney said they plan to appeal the conviction "immediately."
"We are appalled and disgusted with this gross miscarriage of justice," his parents, Juanita and David Beresford-Redman, said in a statement on Thursday. "Over an exhausting three-and-a-half-year period, this trial has done nothing but prove Bruce's innocence beyond any doubt. Whatever lies behind this ruling it is based on neither facts nor evidence. This is a disservice to Monica's memory; this is not the justice she and Bruce still deserve and that we continue to demand."