After that incident, the Loveless parents left the church and returned to their former professions, drinking, and open marriage.In November 1990, Larry was caught spying on Melinda and a friend, and Marjorie attacked him with a knife, sending him to the hospital after he attempted to grab it.The church later arranged for Melinda to be taken to a motel room with a 50-year-old man for a five-hour exorcism.Larry became a marriage counselor with the church and acquired a reputation for being too forward with women, eventually attempting to rape one of them.
In the summer of 1986, after she would not let him go home with two women he met at a bar, Larry beat Marjorie so severely that she was hospitalized; he was convicted of battery.
Melinda Loveless was born in New Albany, Indiana on October 28, 1975, the youngest of three daughters, to Marjorie and Larry Loveless. His wife later described him as a pervert who would wear her and her daughters' underwear and makeup, was incapable of staying monogamous, and had a mixture of jealousy and fascination with seeing her have sex with other men and women.
They lived in or near New Albany throughout Melinda's childhood.
Phil and has inspired a number of episodes on fictional crime shows.
After Sharer's parents divorced, her mother remarried and the family moved to Louisville, Kentucky.