DYLAN REDWINE: Colorado vs. Mark Redwine for 2012 murder of 13-year-old son *GUILTY!*

Justice for Dylan Redwine: seven years and waiting

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Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder.

Dylan’s disappearance Nov. 19, 2012, and subsequent homicide investigation sparked national attention. The boy, 13, was last seen with his father, Mark Redwine, on surveillance footage at the Durango-La Plata County Airport and at Walmart in Durango.

“It’s kind of surreal,” said Elaine Hatfield-Hall, Dylan’s mother, in an interview Tuesday with The Durango Herald. “Sometimes, it doesn’t feel like it happened.”

Dylan’s last known whereabouts were at his father’s home, 2343 County Road 500, just north of Vallecito Reservoir. His last phone activity or communication was at 9:37 p.m. Nov. 18, 2012, when he sent text messages to a friend about plans to meet up.

Dylan’s friend sent a text at 6:46 the next morning asking, “where are you,” and received no response.

Investigators found the boy’s partial remains in June 2013 about 8 miles up Middle Mountain Road. Hikers found the boy’s skull in November 2015 about 1½ miles up Middle Mountain Road from where the rest of his remains were found.

Law enforcement arrested Mark Redwine, now 58, in July 2017 in Washington state and accused him of second-degree murder and child abuse. He has been incarcerated ever since at the La Plata County Jail.

Redwine’s trial date has been postponed at least three times in the past year. He is currently scheduled for a four-week trial in April 2020.

 
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Ranch

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Today the State started with several friends of Dylan who gave the jury an idea who he was. A typical 13 year old kid that they loved. They heard about text messages from Dylan that stop suddenly during the night and never resumed in the morning.

The defense got Dylan's friend Ryan Nava to testify about the poor cell signal at Mark Redwine's home, where the kitchen seemed to be the best spot. That suggested a reason for no contact from Dylan. I'm not sure why Dylan couldn't go to the kitchen and text. I have a feeling the jury will see that as well.

The other thing that the defense brought up to suggest Dylan left on his own was testimony from his friends about hitchhiking. Did he do that on the day he disappeared? The jury will get to chew on that.

The other witness's were about security videos showing Mark and Dylan at the airport and later at Walmart. These videos showed that Dylan and Mark were not displaying a typical father son reunion after a long separation. They were distant, not showing any kind of bonding.

I'm sure it didn't get any better when they arrived at Mark's home.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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The defense got Dylan's friend Ryan Nava to testify about the poor cell signal at Mark Redwine's home, where the kitchen seemed to be the best spot. That suggested a reason for no contact from Dylan. I'm not sure why Dylan couldn't go to the kitchen and text. I have a feeling the jury will see that as well.
That's all fine and well. Until he continues to not respond over several days. The cell reception at my dad's house is terrible, similar to this. You have to be in a certain part of the house to get good reception. But if he doesn't respond to one call I'm not terribly worried. However, if that were to continue over more than a day, I'm probably not going to assume poor cell reception anymore.

Also, aren't they suggesting he "ran away" or left the house of his own accord? So did he leave or was the reception just bad?
 

Guess Who

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That's all fine and well. Until he continues to not respond over several days. The cell reception at my dad's house is terrible, similar to this. You have to be in a certain part of the house to get good reception. But if he doesn't respond to one call I'm not terribly worried. However, if that were to continue over more than a day, I'm probably not going to assume poor cell reception anymore.

Also, aren't they suggesting he "ran away" or left the house of his own accord? So did he leave or was the reception just bad?
At our property in the boonies, we have a spot that we can get reception. When my kids were 13 and down there, guess where they could be found.
 

Ranch

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That's all fine and well. Until he continues to not respond over several days. The cell reception at my dad's house is terrible, similar to this. You have to be in a certain part of the house to get good reception. But if he doesn't respond to one call I'm not terribly worried. However, if that were to continue over more than a day, I'm probably not going to assume poor cell reception anymore.

Also, aren't they suggesting he "ran away" or left the house of his own accord? So did he leave or was the reception just bad?
Several days? Mark reported Dylan missing the day after he arrived. I don't get your post at all. What's with "That's all fine and well." ? If you don't want me posting here just let me know and I'll leave.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Several days? Mark reported Dylan missing the day after he arrived. I don't get your post at all. What's with "That's all fine and well." ? If you don't want me posting here just let me know and I'll leave.
What in the heck? I was trying to have a conversation. I'm picking apart the defense's argument, not you.
 

Ranch

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Friends recount final conversations with Dylan Redwine before his disappearance​

Ryan Nava, who is now 22, was one of Dylan Redwine’s closet friends and was among the last people who communicated with him. Nava testified that the day before Dylan was reported missing, the two had made plans for him to come to his home early that morning after his dad had reportedly nixed a sleepover.

“He never showed up,” Nava said.

 

Kimster

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Recap of mom's testimony.

I remember doing the radio show where she was Being interviewed. It was painful just to have her holding in the wings before we went on air because I felt so terrible for her. I didn’t even know what to say to her! And then they had Mark on the show. I just wanted to hang up on him. Why didn’t I just tell him what a scumbag he is? Missed opportunity there.
 

Ranch

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Today the State had a mix of witness's that they used to build their case against Mark Redwine. Dylan's mom Elaine gave testimony about the family dynamics and the background as to why Dylan was sent to see his father that Thanksgiving in 2012.

After her the State called the contractor who repaired Mark's home after a fire. He described what was done and that will come into play later when the blood evidence is presented. Dylan's blood had to have been left at the home after the repairs. The defense will be hard pressed to explain that since multiple witness's have said that Dylan didn't have any injuries that would caused him to bleed in Mark's home.

A neighbor gave testimony about Mark's porch light being on and then off late on the night that Dylan arrived in Vallecito. Suggests that Mark was up at that time disposing of evidence.

Cory Redwine testified about the family relationships and the disgusting diaper photos that may have triggered Mark in the killing of Dylan. He will return tomorrow.
 

Ranch

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BTW, Elaine was very sweet and I was amazed at her composure.
I was impressed with her composure during her testimony today. I thought she would lose it and say what she really feels about Mark in graphic terms but she stayed calm. That's exactly how to get Mark convicted. If she came off as a lunatic ex wife the jury would lose some sympathy for her.
 

Kimster

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I’m planning on catching up this weekend. It’s supposed to be in the hundreds over the weekend and my house isn’t equipped for that kind of heat so I’m just gonna sit here and catch up.
 

Kimster

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Currently watching Kathi Barry, Elaine’s attorney friend, on the stand. She cries when asked if she gave advice as to whether Dylan had to go to see his father or not. Of course she said he did or Elaine would be in contempt of court, because that’s the truth. She had no idea what was going to happen. I just feel so terrible for her because she seems to feel terrible About giving her advice. She doesn’t need to feel that way, but I think all of us would.
 

Kimster

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Currently watching Kathi Barry, Elaine’s attorney friend, on the stand. She cries when asked if she gave advice as to whether Dylan had to go to see his father or not. Of course she said he did or Elaine would be in contempt of court, because that’s the truth. She had no idea what was going to happen. I just feel so terrible for her because she seems to feel terrible About giving her advice. She doesn’t need to feel that way, but I think all of us would.
Correction, that was not Ms Barry. The attorney stepped down and now Kathi Barry is on the stand. She met Elaine while searching for Dylan.
 

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