Disturbing photos used as evidence in Mark Redwine’s murder trial have been released to the public.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Redwine, the divorced father of slain 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, is on trial in Denver for allegedly murdering his son in November 2012 and hiding the child’s remains in the woods. Prosecutors alleged that Redwine killed in a fit of rage over photos showing him dressed in women’s underwear while eating feces from a diaper.
Redwine has maintained his innocence from the beginning, claiming that he left his home near Durango to run errands and returned home to find his son missing. Dylan was visiting his father during Thanksgiving break after a judge ordered the visitation.
“A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent rage in the defendant,” Prosecutor Fred Johnson said during opening statements last week.
Court documents indicate that both Dylan and his older brother Corey had already seen the photos before Dylan’s last visit to his father’s Durango home. While the suspect was sleeping, the brothers looked at the photos on Mark Redwine’s laptop while inside a locked bathroom. Cory then used his phone camera to take pictures of the compromising photos.
Around the same time, Dylan apparently became upset with the way Redwine treated his mother; he expressed numerous times that he didn’t want to visit his father, who had legal custody visitations with him.
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In July 2017, former FBI profiler, Pete Klismet, who calls Redwine a “narcissist,” said that if the photos provoked the suspect, additional details will likely come out in court.
“Mark will not plead guilty because he’s a narcissist. He believes he can lie his way out of everything…..We’re talking about a guy that’s probably a registered psychopath narcissist. He thinks he is smarter than everyone else.”
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Last week, the defense cross-examined Corey Redwine, who testified that Dylan asked for the compromising photos on August 12, 2012. Dylan was on a road trip to Boston with his father when he asked Corey numerous times for the pictures.
Defense attorneys argued that the photos had nothing to do with Dylan’s death since he had previously confronted his father about them and didn’t get hurt. The defense argued that Dylan ran away and was likely killed by a bear or another animal.
Corey told the court that he never sent Dylan the photos, despite the requests. Corey added, however, that he confronted the suspect about the photos prior to Dylan’s Thanksgiving visit with his father.
What Happened to Dylan?
In late 2012, volunteer search teams and authorities began scouring the area around Redwine’s home for months. The search proved to be difficult since Durango is at an elevation of 6,512 feet with steep canyons and mountains.
In June 2013, two months after Hall allegedly spotted Redwine, searchers found a few of Dylan’s bones, a part of his shirt, and a sock in a secluded spot near Redwine’s home. Searchers found his remains in an area difficult to get to, especially for a young boy or for someone who doesn’t know the area well.
“It was fairly steep and rugged,” Dan Patterson, a former La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigator, said on Tuesday. “A shred of underwear, earbuds, and scraps of clothes were found at the site that looked like it was a dumpsite for the body.”
Investigators also found Dylan’s blood inside Redwine’s residence, in several different locations. Cadaver dogs picked up death scents in the laundry room, living room, and kitchen.
The defense argued that the blood found was “infinitesimally small” and could have happened to anyone who lives in a house. Defense attorney John Moran added that dog-sniffing death scent techniques are “junk science.”
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[Feature Photo: Dylan Redwine/Handout]