Dad gets 48 years for killing son who found his stash of fetish photos

Dad gets 48 years for killing son who found his stash of fetish photos

October 9, 2021

Colorado father, 59, is sentenced to 48 years in prison for killing his 13-year-old son in a fit of rage after the boy found fetish photos of him wearing a red bra and eating feces from a diaper

  • Mark Redwine, 60, was sentenced to 48 years in prison on Friday after being convicted of the second-degree murder and child abuse of his son Dylan 
  • Redwine killed his 13-year-old son after the boy found fetish pictures of him wearing a red bra and eating feces from a diaper 
  • The case drew national attention when Redwine and the boy´s mother leveled accusations at each other over their son’s disappearance on the  ‘Dr. Phil’ show 
  • The 13-year-old’s partial remains were found a few miles from his father’s home in 2013. His skull was not found until 2015 when it was discovered by hikers
  • Prosecutors argued at trial that Redwine killed Dylan in a fit of rage after they argued over embarrassing photos of him
  • Redwine didn’t testify at trial but he told investigators he left Dylan alone at home to run errands and that Dylan was missing when he returned
  • A jury convicted Redwine in July after less than a day of deliberations

A Colorado father has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for killing his son after the boy found fetish pictures of him wearing a red bra and eating feces from a diaper.  

Mark Redwine, 60, was sentenced Friday by La Plata County District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Wilson for the killing of 13-year-old son Dylan Redwine in 2012.

Redwine was convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

While Redwine didn’t speak during the sentencing, Judge Wilson said that the 60-year-old has taken no responsibility for his actions and that he could not remember a defendant that has shown less remorse than him.

‘The community needs to be protected from you. You need to be removed from society for a very long period of time,’ Wilson in court on Friday. ‘I’m going to sentence you to 48 years on both counts, with five years of parole, will be served concurrently. You’ll receive 1,540 days of credit for time served.’ 

Redwine was indicted in 2017 in the disappearance of his son Dylan Redwine, who was reported missing in November 2012 while on a court-ordered Thanksgiving visit to his father’s home outside Durango in southwest Colorado, AP reported. 

Mark Redwine, 60, (pictured) was sentenced to 48 years on Friday for the murder of his 13-year-old son 


Mark Redwine, 59, (left) has been convicted for the murder of his 13-year-old son Dylan (right), who disappeared near their home in Colorado’s La Plata County in November 2012

Judge Wilson (pictured) said that the 60-year-old has taken no responsibility for his actions and that he could not remember a defendant that has shown less remorse than him

A missing poster of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine hangs on a trail head sign next to Vallecito Reservoir in Vallecito, Colo in 2012 

The 13-year-old’s partial remains were found a few miles from his father’s home in 2013. His skull was not found until 2015 when it was discovered by hikers.

A jury convicted Redwine in July after less than a day of deliberations.  

Prosecutors argued at trial that Redwine killed Dylan in a fit of rage after they argued over embarrassing photos of him wearing women’s lingerie and eating feces from a diaper. 

Dylan and his older brother had accidentally discovered the pictures on their father’s computer during a road trip in 2011 and looked at them in a locked bathroom while their father slept, his older brother Cory Redwine testified. 

Dylan’s older brother took his own photos to save on his phone and said during cross-examination that he sent copies of the compromising photos to his father in August 2012, while Dylan and Mark Redwine were alone on a trip together.  

Dylan knew about the photos and was not harmed on that trip, despite the texting confrontation between Cory and Mark Redwine. 

But his older brother told the court his younger brother was ‘pretty disgusted’ and said he wanted to use the photos as leverage in an argument with his dad a year later.

‘Hey send me those poop pics of Papa because he gave me a speech about you guys being a bad example and I want to show him who he really is,’ said Dylan Redwine in a text to his older brother in August 2012, according to court documents.    

Redwine didn’t testify at trial. But he told investigators he left Dylan alone at home to run errands and that Dylan was missing when he returned. Defense attorneys suggested Dylan ran away and may have been killed by a bear or a mountain lion. 

The case drew national attention when Redwine and the boy´s mother, Elaine Hall, leveled accusations at each other over their son’s disappearance on the syndicated ‘Dr. Phil’ television show in 2013. 

Prosecutors argued at trial that Redwine (pictured left at a court hearing in 2017) killed Dylan in a fit of rage after they argued over embarrassing photos of him

The 13-year-old’s partial remains were found a few miles from his father’s home in 2013. His skull was not found until 2015 when it was discovered by hikers

Hall testified that she sent Dylan to his father’s house on Nov. 18, 2012, learned he was missing the next day and suspected her ex-husband wasn´t telling the truth about their son´s disappearance. 

A forensic anthropologist testified at trial that Dylan suffered a fracture above his left eye and that two marks on his skull were likely caused by a knife or sharp tool at or near the time of death. Fred Johnson, special deputy district attorney, testified that investigators found traces of Dylan´s blood in Redwine’s living room.

Public defender Justin Bogan also suggested that Hall´s appearance on national TV turned public opinion against her ex-husband and influenced the direction of the police investigation.

Redwine, a truck driver, was arrested in Bellingham, Washington, following the 2017 grand jury indictment.

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