It was gathered that the man killed his son in a violent rage after the boy found pictures of him in women's clothing
A heartless father has taken the life of his 13 year-old boy after the little boy made a sad discovery.
It was gathered that the man killed his son in a violent rage after the boy found pictures of him in women's clothing and eating faeces out of a nappy, a court was told.
Dylan Redwine vanished shortly after Thanksgiving in 2012 and father Mark Redwine was arrested four years ago for the killing, with the trial rescheduled more than ten times.
It finally restarted last week.
Prosecutor Fred Johnson said the child was unnerved by the images he found, triggering a final outburst from violent Mark.
He told the court: “A damaged relationship, exposed with compromising photographs, photographs in the hands of a 13-year-old who is disgusted by it, which triggered a violent rage in the defendant.”
Johnson added the prosecution will prove Dylan knew about the photos and that they were known to have made him uncomfortable around his dad.
Defending lawyer John Moran said the photos "come from deep within Mark's private life" and have no connection to the murder.
He said: “Mr. Redwine did not kill his child."
Mark's lawyers argued teenage Dylan disappeared from the house and may have been killed by a bear or a lion, pointing to a tooth-shaped mark on the boy's skull.
Moran added: “If the prosecution could find an expert to say people who [take those photos] are more likely to kill their child, that information would be given to you."
Prosecutors believe Mark killed Dylan in his living room before dumping his body in the woods and lying to investigators for months.
The Colorado court heard Dylan hadn't wanted to spend Thanksgiving with his dad but was forced to make a court-ordered visit resulting from his parents' divorce.
At 10pm on Sunday November 18, Dylan stopped responding to calls and texts from his friends and mum.
An hour later, the lights in Mark's house went off.
Testimony in the trial begins on Tuesday.