Dylan Redwine was visiting his father for the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012 when he disappeared. On two separate occasions, Dylan’s remains were found within eight miles of his father’s home in Plata County, Colorado.
This week, after delays that were exacerbated by COVID-19, Mark Redwine, who was arrested for murdering his son in 2017, is expected to begin court proceedings.
Despite unfavorable forensic evidence, including Dylan’s blood in and around the Redwine property, Mark Redwine maintains his innocence, speaking openly to reporters and even pleading his case on Dr. Phil in 2013.
How does speaking to the press impact a criminal defense? “It’s obviously a defense attorney’s nightmare,” says Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf.
In a recent Court TV interview, Wolf discussed how press coverage can change the optics of a high-profile case and reviews strategies the defense might use to improve Redwine’s presentation in court.
Nearly five years after a 13-year-old boy disappeared while on a court-ordered visit with his father in Colorado, Mark Redwine has been charged with murdering his son.
According to the indictment, Dylan Redwine was visiting his father in La Plata County for the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012 when he disappeared.
In June 2013, some of Dylan’s remains were found on a road about eight miles from his father’s home, and more than two years later, hikers found Dylan’s skull one and a half miles away from where his partial remains had been found.
In a recent interview on Court TV, Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf discusses the details of the case: “The amount of time an investigation takes is always going to be relevant. If it’s so obvious that a jury should come back guilty here, why wasn’t it so obvious to law enforcement for four and half years?”
After the remains of Chad Daybell’s new wife’s two children were unearthed in his rural Idaho yard, suspicion over the death of his former wife, Tammy Daybell, may find its way into Chad Daybell’s court proceedings. Investigators are looking into the nature of Tammy Daybell’s sudden death last October due to allegedly natural causes. She was 49 years old.
According to Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf, “Instead of changing venue like they probably should, what the judge will do is ask if people can set it aside, and can you be fair even though you know about [Tammy]…that’s the big problem here, this small town is going to know everything…”
Oprah Winfrey is making her voice heard in Louisville, Kentucky, with 26 billboards demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by local police earlier this year. Taylor’s family is pursuing a civil case against the officers who, without warning, raided Taylor’s home. Can the officers be held criminally responsible?
“With the extreme political and social pressure surrounding this case, if there’s a way to file [criminal] charges, they’re going to do it,” said Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf. “Because justice is being demanded and not by just Oprah…we need to take action…”
Former MAXIM model, Kelsey Turner, faces murder charges for the death of Dr. Thomas Burchard, a 71-year-old psychiatrist. According to police, Burchard had an intimate relationship with Turner and paid rent on a Las Vegas home where Turner lived with her boyfriend and roommate. Domestic violence charges were filed against Turner’s boyfriend about a month before the couple allegedly killed Burchard. Was Turner under the violent control of her boyfriend when the murder took place?
“That’s exactly what they’re going to say,” said Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf. “This is the best defense for her, and it’s also very likely what happened.”
Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf weighs in following the release of new body camera footage taken during the arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At what point in the arrest did it go from lawful to unlawful?
“He is begging for mercy, begging for some humanity the entire encounter, and he doesn’t get it,” said Wolf. “Essentially, he’s mugged by officers…for an alleged counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. There isn’t a time when it turns criminal…this is criminal from start to finish.”
Defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf responds to the death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner who was shot to death on July 5 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“These riots are the voice of the unheard,” said Wolf. “We need to see local leaders step up and do something.”
Denver defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf discusses military misconduct following the tragic murder of Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood soldier who had alleged sexual harassment from a superior.
“One in four female service members are being sexually harassed or assaulted, and they’re doing nothing about it,” Wolf said.
Julia Leanna Tomlin, the mother of Noah Tomlin whose body was found in July near a trash incinerator, will be charged with murder in her son’s death.
Defense attorney and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf weighs in on the complexities of parenting, drug and alcohol addiction, and economic inequality.
“The resources aren’t there…the system is the problem here, said Wolf.
Mary Kay Letourneau, an infamous teacher who raped a male student and later married her victim, is dead at 58.
Denver defense lawyer and Court TV correspondent Jeffrey Wolf reiterates why the age of consent exists and settles the panel’s discussion: “It’s not a love story.”