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Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence

New York City lawyers appeared Thursday in a Durango courtroom to assist Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. M. Chris Fabricant, director of...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of possessing child pornography

A Durango man found in possession of thousands of images and hundreds of videos of suspected child pornography is being held at the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case declared mistrial

A 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision this week in a sexual assault trial, the latest twist in a gang rape case that also resulted in an overturned conviction. Six men and six women...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested this week at a Starbucks in Durango,...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial begins for Durango man suspected in gang rape

A Durango man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in 2017 – a felony charge that carries a minimum of 16 years in prison if found guilty – is standing trial this week. Devin “Ducky”...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s statements reflect tension with father

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...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors seek to admit Dylan Redwine’s statements at trial

Prosecutors say Mark Redwine killed his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in La Plata County about 6½ years ago. Now, they have provided the court with detailed information about the boy’s statements to...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murderer tries to fire public defenders before sentencing

A Durango man convicted of first-degree murder tried to fire his attorneys Thursday at the La Plata County Courthouse in a hearing to review a competency report requested by public defenders....

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman pleads guilty to shooting at man

A Durango woman pleaded guilty Thursday to firing a handgun with the purpose of evoking fear of serious injury to a man who had just fended off an attack from the woman’s acquaintance. Prosecutors...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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