published Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Woman pleads to lower charge in Signal chiropractic shooting

  • photo
    Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press Tina Loher walks through Judge Barry Steelman's courtroom after entering a guilty plea to a reduced charge of aggravated assault on Thursday morning. At left is her defense attorney, Myrlene Marsa.

A woman accused of trying to kill her ex-husband in his Signal Mountain chiropractic office while her children waited in the car today pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Tina Marie Loher had faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of reckless endangerment, but pleaded to the lower assault charge. She will not have do any more jail time.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman gave Loher a a three-year sentence but suspended it on the condition that she go to Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute for treatment.

Loher has been held in jail since last summer. Police said she drove to Dr. Terrance “Terry” Loher’s clinic on July 10, 2009, and shot him in the leg while two other people were in the office.

During a preliminary court hearing just days after the shooting, investigators read excerpts from Loher’s diary that revealed a troubled relationship with her ex-husband. Embroiled in a bitter custody battle at the time, Loher wrote that her former husband was “demonicfilled” and needed to die to quit making the lives of her and their daughters a “living hell.”

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
greenerob said...

Twist it how you want, but if this was a man he would be in jail for 20 years.

August 5, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.
Tax_Payer said...

Women get all kinds of special treatment. It is a shame to be a man these days in this country; yep, we are paying for all the oppression we bought on women since the beginning of time in this current generation.

Eventually, women will have men enslaved, degraded, and without civil rights by political correctness.

August 5, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.
deltenney said...

This relates more to mental illness than to gender; if it were based on gender, I would agree with the previous comments. If men wrote journals and diaries, you would find there were more male crazies than women! My opinion.

August 5, 2010 at 11:35 a.m.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.