Sheriff Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

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Sheriff Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

DA Christian Champagne said finding skull was ‘turning point’ for obtaining indictment
Sheriff Sean Smith discusses the investigation into Mark Redwine, who has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death of his son Dylan. Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, right, told members of the media Tuesday that they feel they have enough evidence to successfully prosecute Redwine. “It’s time for justice,” Champagne said.
Elaine Hall, mother of Dylan Redwine, attends the news conference Tuesday. Hall held a brief conference of her own afterward. “I’m not worried about the time frame. I’m grateful that we were able to put a case together that the grand jury felt was worthy of an indictment,” she said.
La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, left, stands with his investigators, Tonya Golbricht, Tom Cowing and Jim Ezzell, during a news conference Tuesday at the La Plata County Administration Building to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son, Dylan, in 2012.
At least 10 television news cameras attended a news conference Tuesday at the La Plata County Administration Building to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son Dylan.
A video frame grab shows Mark Redwine in the back of a police car during his arrest late Friday or early Saturday in Washington.
How it works

District Attorney Christian Champagne explained a few legal procedures being used in the criminal case against Mark Redwine.
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 allowed 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. States also must show “probable cause” 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 Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

Sheriff Sean Smith discusses the investigation into Mark Redwine, who has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death of his son Dylan. Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, right, told members of the media Tuesday that they feel they have enough evidence to successfully prosecute Redwine. “It’s time for justice,” Champagne said.
Elaine Hall, mother of Dylan Redwine, attends the news conference Tuesday. Hall held a brief conference of her own afterward. “I’m not worried about the time frame. I’m grateful that we were able to put a case together that the grand jury felt was worthy of an indictment,” she said.
La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, left, stands with his investigators, Tonya Golbricht, Tom Cowing and Jim Ezzell, during a news conference Tuesday at the La Plata County Administration Building to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son, Dylan, in 2012.
At least 10 television news cameras attended a news conference Tuesday at the La Plata County Administration Building to discuss the indictment and arrest of Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son Dylan.
A video frame grab shows Mark Redwine in the back of a police car during his arrest late Friday or early Saturday in Washington.

Sheriff Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

Sheriff Sean Smith: ‘No stone left unturned’ in Dylan Redwine investigation

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