“Marty Rathbun’s descent into the abyss of insanity was by no means a sudden, over-the-edge plunge.Few were able to see his slow and inexorable slide into the depths of irreversible irrationality.
For years Rathbun managed to keep his madness hidden. His cleverness had grown all but demonic and what he unleashed was kept isolated and behind closed doors.
But by winter of 2004, the year of his desertion from the Church, he could no longer keep his malady veiled. The cunning was gone, the rage unchecked, and so it was that a whole host of co-workers finally bore witness to what Rathbun had become. That was the evening when all of them shockingly saw, and then promptly stopped, his attempt to kill Mike Rinder with his bare hands.