The Nashville Tennessean reports that a Chattanooga nurse accused of shooting her ex-husband in the groin inside his chiropractic clinic on July 10 appeared for her initial hearing today. A Hamilton County Detective testified that Tina Loher had written in her diary that she needed to create "portals of exit" for demonic spirits.
Terrence (Terry) Loher, her former husband, underwent surgery for the gunshot wound. He was seated in a wheelchair about 20 feet away from Tina. He cried as he asked the judge to deny her bond. The judge increased it from $140,000 to $600,000.
The detective testified that Tina Loher's diary contained an entry that said, "Terry is filled with three demonic spirits. One is assigned to me, one to each of my children. The purpose is to destroy us. The only way Terry will stop trying to destroy us is if the spirits exit his body today. I will have to create three portals of exit, that way they can leave."
The couple had been fighting over custody of their two daughters who Tina had left in the car as she went inside the clinic.
"Employees of a nearby business told the Chattanooga Times Free Press after the shooting that the 7-year-old daughter told them her mother was not a bad person but was just mad."