David Beresford-Redman, father of former “Survivor” producer and murder suspect Bruce Beresford-Redman, is now under court order to deposit the money from the sale of a Porsche, which belonged to his son and late daughter-in-law, Monica Beresford-Redman, into an account benefiting Monica.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff issued an order last November prohibiting the sale or transfer of any of Monica Beresford-Redman’s separate or community property without the approval of the court.
On Friday June 24th, Beckloff directed David Beresford-Redman not to sell or discard any items or property which Monica Beresford-Redman had a separate or joint interest with her husband before her April 2010 death.
Motions were brought to court by attorneys for Jeane Burgos, Monica’s sister. Her attorney, Richard Petty, said he did not know if the money David Beresford-Redman’s gained from the sale of the Porsche were deposited into the assigned account by the Monday afternoon deadline set by the judge.
According to court papers, David Beresford-Redman testified in a deposition that the sports car sold for $32,000, but also claimed that there were expenses in the process.
David Beresford-Redman and his wife now live in the home of his son and late daughter-in-law in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Court papers listed that David Beresford-Redman has listed the home for sale, stating that it is in foreclosure because mortgage payments have not been made in about a year.
Burgos believes that David Beresford-Redman has donated and gotten rid of many of her sisters personal items, including photos, clothing, purses, jewelry, paintings, and furniture.
“David has disposed of a lot of clothing by donating it … without ever discussing it with me or my immediate family,” Burgos stated. “My mother, Ely Burgos, asked for personal belongings, but David and his wife … clearly have no interest in cooperating with her.”
Judge Beckloff will hold a hearing July 5th on an additional request by Burgos for the hiring of an appraiser to do an inventory of her late sister’s joint and separate property that is still in the Rancho Palos Verdes home.
Bruce Beresford-Redman is in custody awaiting possible extradition to Mexico. He is charged in the death of his 41-year-old wife, whose body was found in a sewer at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun where the family was vacationing.