Sheriff: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Redwine investigation

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Sheriff: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Redwine investigation

Authorities hold first news conference since Mark Redwine’s arrest
Elaine Hall, mother of Dylan Redwine, attends a news conference Tuesday in Durango to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of murdering their 13-year-old son Dylan Redwine.
How it works

District Attorney Christian Champagne explained a few legal procedures being used in the criminal case against Mark Redwine, who is suspected of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
How does bail work?
Bail is money jail inmates post with the court to ensure their future attendance. If defendants attend all of their court hearings, their bail money is returned.
“It’s basically like making sure you have a stake in the game and that you don’t run,” Champagne said.
In most cases, defendants can post bail through a bail bondsman, in which defendants pay 15 percent of the bail and the bondsman covers the rest. Mark Redwine is being held on a cash-only bail, meaning he’s not allow to go through a bail bondsman and must put up the full amount himself.
What is an extradition and how does it work?
Extradition is an agreement among states to transfer prisoners across state lines.
“When a fugitive from one state is found in another state, it’s the agreement that allows the states to transfer that person to where they’re wanted for the crime,” Champagne said.
If defendants contest extradition, prosecutors must prove the person being detained is the person who is wanted in another state. They can do this through photographs, social security numbers, fingerprints and other methods. State’s also must show “probable case” that a crime was committed.
What happens if Mark Redwine contests extradition?
Mark Redwine will have a hearing in which prosecutors must prove his identity and show he is likely connected to a crime in Colorado.
What is a grand jury?
A grand jury is a group of 12 citizens who are asked to determine whether probable cause exits in a criminal case presented to them.
“They’re not deciding the ultimate question of guilt or innocence,” Champagne said. “They’re only deciding whether probable cause exists and whether this person who is being presented to them committed the crime.”

Sheriff: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Redwine investigation

Elaine Hall, mother of Dylan Redwine, attends a news conference Tuesday in Durango to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of murdering their 13-year-old son Dylan Redwine.
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