• Mike Rinder
    Violently shaking his infant daughter

    Cathy Rinder
    Rinder with his young daughter

    One night our infant daughter Taryn cried in the middle of the night and I didn’t get up fast enough. She was really loud. As I got up Mike jumped out of the bed. He picked up Taryn and started to shake her hard, yelling at her to shut up. I ran over and grabbed Taryn away from him.

    By this time she was screaming louder than ever. Mike went back to bed and went to sleep while I stayed up. I had a job too and got up every morning early to get to work. Mike would stay in bed till the last second, and just do his own thing. Mike didn’t care about his kids, and after that day I never let him handle our daughter again. I was always there to do so.