Prosecutors urge reality TV producer's extradition

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | June 23, 2011 | 7:14 PM EDT

FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Bruce Beresford-Redman, the former "Survivor" producer pauses for a photo at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Attorneys for Beresford-Redman said Tuesday they plan to ask a federal judge to allow the ex-"Survivor" producer's 6-year-old daughter to testify on her father's behalf during an extradition proceeding. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to ignore efforts by a reality television producer charged in his wife's death in Mexico to present evidence and testimony from his daughter to fight extradition.

A prosecution brief filed Thursday calls Bruce Beresford-Redman's efforts to call his daughter as a witness during an upcoming extradition hearing an effort to distract the court from overwhelming evidence that he killed his wife.

Lawyers for the ex-"Survivor" producer have introduced statements from the couple's 6-year-old daughter into their opposition paperwork, and said at a press conference they hope to call her as a witness.

The U.S. government's brief states that Beresford-Redman is not allowed to call witnesses during the proceeding, and that much of the evidence he seeks to enter is inadmissible.