Thinking that having a baby together might help to heal their relationship, Racheyl got pregnant with their one and only child. Because their child arrived premature, Racheyl’s mom spent a lot of time in their home to help nurture the child. According to witnesses, Steve and his child “never bonded.” He would refer to the baby as “it.” When the baby would cry, Steve would lose his temper and storm out of the house to drink. He wouldn’t come back inside until late, after the baby went to sleep. Some witnesses described what they saw as Steve being jealous of the child.