DURANGO, Colo. — A Colorado judge will allow cadaver dog evidence to be presented in the trial of a man accused of killing his 13-year-old son.
The Durango Herald reported that Judge Jefferey Wilson will allow testimony in the September trial by handlers of dogs trained to detect human remains.
Prosecutors say they plan to provide evidence from two handlers that 57-year-old Mark Redwine had his son Dylan’s body on his property.
Handler Carren Corcoran says her late dog, Molly, detected remains in Redwine’s home about a year after his son disappeared in 2012.
An expert for the defense, Mary Cablk, has testified that dogs can be unreliable and removed remains should not be detectable after one week.
Redwine has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.