- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - An attorney for a Colorado father entered a not guilty plea Friday on his behalf in the death of his 13-year-old son in 2012.

A public defender for Mark Redwine, 55, entered the pleas to charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of Dylan Redwine of Colorado Springs.

Elaine Hall, Dylan’s mother, was in court along with his older brother Cory.

“We’re one step closer to a trial,” Hall told the Durango Herald. “That’s really the goal - is the justice for Dylan and to finally get this going. There will never be closure because Dylan will still be dead, but at least we can try and put a little bit of our life back together.”

Dylan reportedly did not want to see his father and disappeared while on a court-ordered visitation with his father in Vallecito, near Durango, the newspaper said.



Dylan texted his mother on Nov. 18, 2012, to say his father had picked him up at the airport and made plans to meet a friend early the next morning. He was never heard from again.

Dylan’s blood was found in several locations in his father’s living room, an indictment said, and a cadaver dog indicated a deceased person had been in the living room and the bed of Mark Redwine’s pickup truck.

Some of the boy’s remains were found in 2013 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) from his father’s house. His skull was found two years later in a different location with signs of blunt force trauma, authorities said.

Soon after the remains were found, Dylan’s half-brother said his father, Mark Redwine, had previously mentioned blunt-force trauma and discussed how investigators would have to find the rest of the body, including the skull, before they could determine if it was the cause of death, according to the indictment filed in July.

Redwine was arrested in Bellingham, Washington, and remains jailed with bail set at $750,000. His trial is set to begin on Nov. 26.

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