The boyfriend of an LAPD cop-turned-lawyer who had her own reality TV show was charged Friday with murder in her death.
Robert Brian Reagan, 51, was suspected of killing Loredana Nesci, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Reagan allegedly used a knife to kill Nesci, whose body was found at their Redondo Beach home in the 1900 block of Nelson Avenue on Wednesday morning, according to the criminal complaint against him.
He had called police, distraught, that morning, and was arrested after officers arrived.
Reagan allegedly killed Nesci “during a domestic dispute” at the home they shared, the prosecutor said.
Reagan’s arraignment was postponed to Aug. 20 in Torrance. He was being held on $1.02 million bail, and faces up to 26 years to life in state prison, if convicted as charged.
The couple had a 5-year-old son who was not home when officers were called to the home, according to a Redondo Beach police sergeant.
Nesci, 47, was known as “The Legal Diva,” and starred in a one-season reality show about her work as a criminal defense attorney. “Loredana, Esq.” aired on the Sundance Channel in 2014.
She was a Los Angeles police officer from 1996 to 1998, according to her website, and then attended law school in Connecticut, where her family lives.
A neighbor told KTLA the couple had been remodeling their home and got into frequent arguments related to their finances, but police said there had never received any calls related to domestic disputes at the home.