Also, when work found out what happened, they fired Catoin, making it harder for him to support his daughter and her mother. She was working for three shifts in a day, as a temporary employee through a staffing agency.
And the mental toll from the experience continues to play itself out.
For example, no one will be able to compensate that Catoin lost his daughter’s first birthday, which happened while he was in custody. Or this acute trauma has caused some of Catoin’s siblings. “Her sister is in eighth grade and idolizes her, and she was crying and crying so badly when she found out,” Christie said. “It got to where some of the school kids were talking about Catoin, and she’s fighting over it, even though he made her sit and told her not to pay attention to anyone about it.”
Christie and Catoin’s father, who still lives in Chicago, cried together, first relieved that their son was alive and well and then worried that he was going to jail, sad that their joint efforts were not what they expected. Get it Surely most parents can understand how disillusioned this family must have been with their difficult climb in life. Christie herself has had to answer for her son, along with coworkers, neighbors, and others.
“I don’t know what anyone can do for him at this point in time,” Christie concluded. “In Madison, as far as most people know, he tried to shoot a cop.”