The widow of the man shot and killed after texting at the movies is opening up about her nightmare.
Nicole said on Good Morning America, “A gunshot wound to my finger is the least of my worries right now. That will heal. The real pain is in my heart and that is going to take a long time, if ever, to get over."
Heartbroken Nicole appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday following her dramatic press conference Wednesday. She spoke about the precious moments her husband spent with their three-year-old daughter Alexis.
She said, "The last thing he would say before tucking her in is 'You make me so happy. Daddy is so happy, Lexie.' She would say, 'Me happy too, daddy. Lexie happy too.' Those are the times I will never be able to replace."
Fourty-three-year-old Chad was shot by former police Captain Curtis Reeves, in an argument over texting.
The gunman is expected to use the so-called "Popcorn Defense," claiming he felt threatened because Chad threw popcorn at him during their argument.
Robin Roberts asked, "Nicole, was there any reason that the man who shot your husband would have felt threatened?"
Nicole said, "Absolutely not. Not in the least."
INSIDE EDITION has your first look inside the luxury movie theater in Tampa where patrons sit in plush seats. The theater ran a warning about cell phone use that featured M&M’s.
It's also being suggested that 71-year-old Reeves may have felt intimidated by the 6’4” Chad.
HLN's Nancy Grace told INSIDE EDITION, “I always told juries, 'Guns make a little man big and a big man little.' That is just what happened here.”