CANCUN, Mexico (KTLA) -- A Mexican judge has ruled that there is enough evidence for Bruce Beresford-Redman to stand trial for the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos.
The former 'Survivor' producer will remain jailed. No trial date has been set.
His attorneys are back in court starting the appeal process. They say they want the case bumped to the federal level.
Meantime, Monica Burgos' family released the following statement after the ruling:
"The family of Monica Burgos is relieved over the court's decision today. It has renewed our faith in the international justice system. We will continue to monitor the case closely."
Beresford-Redman is accused of killing Burgos during a family vacation in Cancun in 2010.
His attorneys claim there is no DNA or blood evidence liking Beresford-Redman to Burgos' death.
They also say that the physical evidence that the prosecution wants to use is tainted because it is now full of fungus.
Moreover, they have argued that the evidence is irrelevant to the case.
"The evidence they presented... first of all, it was completely spoiled," defense attorney Jaime Cancino told KTLA.
Cancino said Bersford-Redman "is completely frustrated with what is happening."
"He's feeling that he's not having the opportunity to defend himself," Cancino added.
The defense also claims they were not allowed to cross-examine key witnesses, and that Beresford-Redman was forced by police into making false statements during interviews.
If they convince the judge, Beresford-Redman may not have to stand trial.
Prosecutors have not commented on the defense's accusations.
If convicted, Beresford-Redman faces 12 to 30 years in a Mexican prison.
Beresford-Redman was accompanied by U.S. Marshals from Los Angeles to Mexico last Wednesday.
"I feel relieved, you know, that he's going and finally this happened," Monica's sister, Carla Burgos, told KTLA.
Ex-'Survivor' Producer Ordered to Stand Trial in Wife's Murder
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