DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Mark Redwine of Colorado will face day 16 of his murder trial on Tuesday, July 13. According to the Durango Herald, Redwine’s former girlfriend Karen Alexander testified Monday. She told jurors that Redwine was an attentive parent to his son. They also report the two met when Redwine was working a foreman job for United Pipeline Systems in her hometown of Bakersfield, California. Her testimony comes at the beginning of the fourth week of the trial.
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Redwine is accused of killing his son Dylan and is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. Dylan’s remains were found in 2013 a few miles from Redwine’s home.
Meanwhile, the defense presented its case in the trial, and a forensics expert from the Netherlands was brought in Tuesday and spoke about evidence found at the scene. Prosecutors spent much of Tuesday questioning his expertise. According to The Associated Press, defense attorneys are trying to put in doubt prosecution testimony that the boy’s blood likely was found in his father’s home after the boy disappeared.
Redwine’s son Dylan cut his finger and bled in the living room of his father’s La Plata County home a year before Dylan disappeared, according to The Associated Press. The Denver Post reports that Alexander said she saw Dylan cut his finger and that he bled onto the floor of the living room around Labor Day 2011.