After six-and-a-half hours of deliberations, a Colorado jury on Friday discovered Mark Redwine responsible of second-degree homicide for killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in a match of rage after the boy discovered pictures of Redwine carrying a purple bra and consuming feces from a diaper.
Redwine appeared subsequent to his attorneys in court docket Friday carrying a black shirt and a grey tie, however no jacket. He awaited the decision along with his arms folded, and confirmed no emotion because it was learn out. His attorneys, John Moran and Justin Bogan, didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Friday.
Redwine’s trial on homicide and baby abuse costs started in mid-June, after years of delays and two mistrials.
Dylan Redwine was final seen alive on Nov. 18, 2012. He had arrived in Durango, Colorado for a court-ordered go to along with his father, amid a contentious custody battle between Mark and his ex-wife Elaine Redwine.
Dylan and Mark, 59, had “argued and fought” the final time the boy was there, states a 2017 indictment charging Mark Redwine with murder. Dylan didn’t need to stick with Mark, and requested a good friend if he might sleep over at his home—a “request that was denied by Mark Redwine,” in keeping with the indictment.
That night, Dylan made plans to fulfill a good friend the subsequent day. He by no means confirmed up.
Mark Redwine, 59, reported Dylan lacking, however investigators didn’t purchase it.
“Dylan Redwine’s blood was present in a number of places of Mark Redwine’s lounge, together with on the sofa, the ground in entrance of the sofa, the nook of the espresso desk, on the ground beneath a rug, and a love seat,” the indictment states.
“DNA testing confirmed that Dylan Redwine was the supply of the blood on the love seat, and couldn’t be eradicated as a contributor to the combination discovered within the blood discovered on the sofa, ground in entrance of the sofa, the nook of the espresso desk, and the blood discovered beneath the rug.”
Redwine’s girlfriend on the time defined this by claiming Dylan had minimize his finger and bled in the lounge, a few yr earlier than he disappeared.
In June 2013, a cadaver canine situated Dylan’s partial stays off an ATV path lower than 10 miles from Mark’s dwelling. Throughout a subsequent police search of the home, a sniffer canine picked up “the presence of cadaver scent in numerous places within the dwelling,” and on the clothes Mark was carrying the day Dylan vanished, the indictment states. Two extra years handed earlier than Dylan’s cranium was found by hikers, about 1.5 miles from the place the remainder of his stays have been discovered.
Mark’s protection workforce contended that Dylan was possible attacked by a bear or a mountain lion. Nevertheless, Redwine was seen driving an ATV down the same road the place Dylan’s stays could be found, days earlier than a search occasion was on account of search for the boy’s physique. And a forensic examination discovered blunt-force trauma to Dylan’s cranium, in addition to a fracture above the boy’s left eye—accidents consultants testified possible have been inflicted by one other human, not an animal.
Prosecutors argued that Mark Redwine was the one particular person with a motive to kill Dylan. They alleged he decapitated his son in an try and eliminate proof that might hyperlink the boy’s accidents again to him.
The indictment mentioned that Mark had beforehand “reacted violently” when Dylan’s older brother Cory challenged Redwine about “compromising photos” in early 2012. The submitting additionally cited a police interview with Redwine’s ex-wife, Betsy Horvath, who mentioned Redwine had instructed her that “if he ever needed to eliminate a physique, he would go away it out within the mountains.” She repeated the declare on the stand throughout Redwine’s trial, throughout which Redwine’s son from a previous marriage took the stand. Amongst different issues, Mark Redwine hadn’t been significantly interested by serving to searchers search for Dylan’s physique, Brandon Redwine, Dylan’s half-brother, testified earlier this month.
“I figured Mark is aware of one thing,” Brandon instructed the courtroom. “I did not know what he knew, I didn’t know the way he knew it.”
Redwine appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show in 2013 to disclaim any involvement in Dylan’s dying. He’ll stay in custody till sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 8.
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