Colorado man accused of killing his son makes his first court appearance in Bellingham
The man authorities say killed his 13-year-old son has returned to Colorado to face charges second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.
Mark Allen Redwine arrived Monday by a chartered flight from Whatcom County, according to a report from The Durango Herald.
Redwine, a long-haul trucker, was arrested July 21 while making a delivery in Bellingham. He waived extradition during a hearing earlier this month.
He appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in Durango, Colo. and was advised of his rights and possible penalties for the charges filed in connection with the November 2012 death of his son, Dylan Redwine. He faces 16 to 48 years in prison if convicted of either charge.
He has maintained his innocence.
Redwine was previously held on a $1 million cash-only bail. On Tuesday, his bond was set at $750,000 cash surety, meaning he will be able to work with a bail bondsman – Redwine needs $112,500 to post bond.