Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, made a brief appearance Wednesday in 6th Judicial District Court, where a judge set a four-week trial to begin Feb. 25.
Redwine, who appeared in an orange jail-issued jumpsuit, did not speak during the hearing. His public defenders suggested doubt about whether they would be ready to proceed by late February.
More than 100 motions have been filed by defense attorneys, said District Attorney Christian Champaign. They are scheduled to be heard during a two-week motions hearing starting Dec. 3. At least one will seek to move the trial outside La Plata County; others will seek to admit or suppress evidence.
A La Plata County grand jury issued an indictment in July 2017 accusing Redwine of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. Redwine is suspected of killing his son in November 2012, shortly after Dylan arrived for a court-ordered visit from Colorado Springs.
According to the indictment, Dylan’s blood was found in Mark Redwine’s living room, washing machine, the bed of his pickup and on the clothes he’d been wearing the night of his son’s disappearance.
Dylan and his father had argued on past visits, and Dylan reportedly did not want to visit his father, according to the indictment. Dylan also had “compromising photos” of his father that he reportedly planned to confront his father with during the visit, according to the indictment.
Some of Dylan’s remains were found in June 2013 about 8 miles from Redwine’s home north of Vallecito Reservoir. His skull was found in November 2015 about 1½ miles from where the earlier remains had been found. Dylan’s skull had injuries that indicated blunt-force trauma in two locations.
Redwine, 57, a truck driver, was arrested late July 2017 in Bellingham, Washington. He is being held at the La Plata County Jail on $750,000 bail.
Redwine pleaded not guilty June 29. He faces 16 to 48 years in prison if found guilty of the charges.