Trial underway for a Colorado man, Mark Redwine, accused of murdering his own son

Published: Jun. 11, 2021 at 5:06 PM MDT|Updated: 4 hours ago
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LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - After eight and a half years, loved ones of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine are hoping to finally get justice in his death.

After one week of jury selection, the trial against the man accused of killing Dylan is set to officially begin at 2:30 Monday afternoon with opening statements.

The case against Mark Redwine -- Dylan’s own father -- has spent years in legal limbo, with multiple false starts including a pair of pandemic-related mistrials since the elder Redwine’s arrest in Washington state in 2017.

Dylan Redwine vanished from his father’s Durango-area home during a court-ordered visit in November 2012. Mark Redwine told law enforcement he ran errands on the morning of Nov. 19, 2012 and returned to an empty home four hours later. Hundreds of people assisted in search efforts in the weeks following -- efforts that were soon put on hold when winter arrived.

Seven months later, Dylan’s remains were found off Middle Mountain Road, a U.S. Forest Service road that winds through the San Juan National Forest, starting near Mark Redwine’s home in the Vallecito Lake area. The road is inaccessible during La Plata County’s snowy months.

The father has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. He’s suspected of killing Dylan in November 2012, shortly after the boy arrived for a court-ordered visit from Colorado Springs.

From the start, Redwine maintained he was innocent, but law enforcement later said there were red flags based on “inconsistent statements” and his behavior during the investigation. He was officially named a person of interest in 2015 and formally charged in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to charges second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death .

You can watch video of the 2017 arrest below:

11 News has obtained the body cam footage of when Mark Redwine was arrested in connection to the 2012 murder of his son Dylan Redwine. The arrest happened Saturday night.

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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