Loredana Nesci — reality TV star dubbed “legal diva” — was found dead last Wednesday morning in her California home. Her boyfriend Robert Reagan was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The 51-year-old claims while he did in fact kill the late reality star, it was an act of self-defense during a domestic dispute gone wrong.
Robert Reagan. (Photo Credit: Splash)
"This case is a terrible tragedy. Loredana Nesci was a former LAPD officer, highly trained in the use of deadly weapons. She was also an avid body builder, and was exceptionally strong," his attorney Shepard Kopp told People.
"She attacked Robert with a hunting knife in the midst of a domestic dispute. While defending himself against her assault with a deadly weapon, Robert tried to disarm her, and in the intense struggle that ensued she magically suffered a fatal wound."
The site also points out the former couple dated for more than seven years, and had a six-year-old son named Rocco together. He was not home at the time of the incident.
Loredana on Loredana Esq. (Photo Credit: Sundance TV)
The late 47-year-old appeared on Loredana, Esq. — a six-episode series on Sundance TV. She joined the LAPD in 1996 but left two years later to attend Quinnipiac University School оf Law.
Robert may serve up to 26 years if convicted and is due for arraignment on August 20.
Our continued thoughts are with Loredana’s loved ones at this time.