Mark Redwine, accused of killing his son in 2012, made some of the first public comments since his arrest nearly four years ago to voice frustration with the delay of his trial.
The father of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, who went missing in 2012, was arrested in Washington state in connection with his son’s death as authorities reveal the boy was killed after seeing ‘compromising images’ of his dad.
Dylan went missing after he was last seen on November 18, 2012. He was on a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine, in Colorado at the time. “This has gone on far too long,” Redwine told the court. “My day in court is a long, long, long time overdue.”
Redwine, in his first public comments since being arrested, said he wanted to address the court, and was advised by his defense attorneys to speak carefully and not comment on any allegations or facts in the case.
“I empathize with the position you’re in, this is a difficult decision you have to make,” Redwine said to Wilson. “But this does need to happen and should be a priority in this county to have my trial held.”
“I’d be more than willing to do that if that’s what it takes,” he said. “I understand things aren’t looking good today, but tomorrow is another day, and who knows what we’re going to be up against in a month from now?”
Redwine was arrested in July 2017, and he has remained in custody at the La Plata County Jail since then awaiting trial. Over the years, there have been numerous delays and setbacks.
Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated what is expected to be a multi-week trial that would involve calling hundreds of potential jurors, as well as numerous people to testify.
According to local news source ABC7, Cory Redwine, Dylan’s older brother, revealed to investigators what he and his murdered sibling saw. “I have seen the photos. It shows him [his father] wearing women’s clothes and makeup and a diaper and then eating his feces from the diaper. It was disgusting. We couldn’t believe it,” he said.
Dylan’s mother, Elaine Hall, has suffered tremendously and agonized over her son’s disappearance since 2012. She told reporters that she has always believed her ex-husband murdered their son.
“He may have said something that just didn’t set (sic) well with Mark, and Mark reacted in a very violent way…obviously. Dylan is no longer here,” Hall said during a February 2015 podcast.