Mark Redwine, 60, a Colorado father and truck driver, has been sentenced Friday by La Plata County District Court to a maximum 48 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in the disappearance of his 13-year-old son nearly a decade ago. Dylan Redwine’s remains were found a few miles from his father’s home in 2013, and hikers found his skull in 2015. He suffered a fracture above his left eye and that two marks on his skull were likely caused by a knife or sharp tool at or near the time of death.Redwine didn’t speak during the sentencing hearing. But he did maintain his innocence in comments.
„ I take this circumstance very seriously and want to make clear that I too have lost a child I love more than life itself. I will fight for true justice, not for myself but for Dylan,” he wrote. He told investigators he left Dylan alone at home to run errands and that Dylan was missing when he returned. His wife said Friday that her ex-husband’s sentence was “justice for as far as justice can go. … There will never be enough time for taking Dylan’s life, but at least he hopefully won’t get out. Hopefully he’ll die in prison.”