Dylan Redwine and his father, Mark, had a tense relationship.
It’s a primary reason why prosecutors charged the La Plata County man with second-degree murder of his son. But Mark Redwine downplayed the tension between him and his son to law enforcement repeatedly after the boy’s disappearance. So who’s right?
Prosecutors are asking 6th Judicial District Court Chief Judge Jeffery Wilson to allow Dylan’s statements to family, friends and legal professionals in an attempt to convince a jury of Redwine’s guilt.
In a notice to the court, District Attorney Christian Champagne offered 13 conversations with 10 different people to be admitted as evidence:
Text messages between Dylan and his brother, Cory, in which Dylan asks for “compromising photos” to confront his father.Text messages between Dylan and his mother, Elaine Hall, showing Dylan was unhappy about visiting his father.Electronic communication showing Dylan would rather hang out with friends than with his father.Statements to a friend that Dylan did not want to go to his father’s house.Statements to a friend that Dylan was not excited to see his father.Statements to a friend contradicting Mark Redwine’s statements about his relationship with Dylan.Statements to his brother’s friend that Dylan didn’t like being with his father.Statements heard by Mark Hall, Elaine’s husband, that indicated Dylan did not want to spend time with his father and rather intended to stay with friends.Statements to Cory that Dylan did not want to visit and reasons why they explain “the tension that ultimately was part of the motive for the crime.”Statements to Elaine about Dylan’s dislike for his father and his reasons for refusing to communicate with him before he disappeared.Statements to his mother’s divorce attorney, Amber Harrison, about how Dylan was uncomfortable being with his father because he’d seen compromising photos.Statements to a woman about Dylan’s complaints about his father talking bad about his mother and brother, that Dylan wished his father wouldn’t get so angry and “that he could stay away from that scary stuff.”Statements to a judge about Dylan’s preference to stay with his firstname.lastname@example.org