By Jeff Todd

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4/AP)Mark Redwine has been found guilty of murdering his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine. Dylan disappeared during a court-mandated visit in 2012. It took the jury less than eight hours to make their decision.

Mark Redwine in court (credit: CBS)

Closing arguments were presented Thursday and the judge handed the case over to the jurors late Thursday afternoon. The verdict was read at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

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Prosecutors suggested that on the night he was killed, Dylan may have mentioned or shown his father the photographs — “which triggered a violent rage in the defendant.”

Dylan Redwine (credit: La Plata County)

Mark Redwine told investigators he left his son alone at home to run errands and returned to find him missing.

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Partial remains were found 10 miles from Mark Redwine’s home north of Vallecito Lake in La Plata County in June 2013. In November 2013, hikers found Dylan’s skull, about one-and-a-half mile away.

Mark Redwine was arrested after a grand jury indicted him in July 2017, accusing him of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

He will be sentenced on Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. He faces up to 48 years in prison.

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Jeff Todd