Mark Redwine, accused of killing son near Durango, faces day 4 of trial

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DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE/AP) – Mark Redwine, the Colorado man accused of killing his son Dylan, is back in the courtroom on Thursday for day four of his murder trial. Mark Redwine is accused of killing Dylan when he was just 13-years-old during a court-ordered visit back in 2021.

Mark Redwine’s older son took the stand Thursday. Cory Redwine spoke about his relationship with his dad. He also mentioned his frustrations with his father’s lack of involvement during the months-long search for Dylan. “I wanted to find Dylan and that should be his motive too, so when the lack of his efforts were being clearly demonstrated, it angered me,” Cory said.

Cory said he only saw his dad at one search. Some of Dylan’s remains were found about seven months after his disappearance in the mountains 10 miles from his dad’s home. His skull wasn’t recovered until 3 years later when hikers found it.

So far, testimony from friends and family have described Dylan’s relationship with his father Mark as deteriorating. On Wednesday, Cory testified about the boys finding compromising photos of Mark.

Dylan’s mother took the stand Wednesday and told the jury what her son was like. Elaine told jurors about Dylan boarding a flight from Colorado Springs in November 2012 for a court-ordered visit with his father in Vallecito. Dylan disappeared during that visit, his skull was found in the mountains three years later. Elaine testified how Dylan would spend time alone in Vallecito and get bored and did not look forward to visiting his dad.

On Tuesday, the prosecution brought several of Dylan’s childhood friends to the stand with some testifying that Dylan did not want the court-ordered visit with his father. If convicted Redwine faces up to 48 years in prison.

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