UPDATE, 5:1o PM: Robert Reagan was charged with murder Friday in the July 22 stabbing death of his girlfriend, Loredana Nesci, who starred on SundanceTV reality series Loredana, Esq. He faces one count of murder with a knife-use allegation, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Reagan is being held on $1 million bail. He faces a maximum of 26 years to life in state prison if convicted.
PREVIOUSLY, July 22: Loredana Nesci, the cop-turned-lawyer who starred on the SundanceTV reality series Loredana, Esq., was found dead Wednesday morning at her home in Redondo Beach, CA. She was 47. A Redondo Beach Police Department spokesman said officers responded to an unknown-trouble call at 7:20 AM. The caller later was identified as her boyfriend, Robert Reagan, who also appeared on the show. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1M bail, police said.
Nesci was said to have died from stab wounds. She and Reagan have a young son who was not home at the time of the stabbing.
Loredana, Esq., which debuted in March 2014 and aired six episodes, followed the former LAPD officer known as “the Legal Diva” as she navigated the criminal defense system. After earning a reputation as a legal crusader, Nesci cultivated a thriving law practice where she defended regular people — not hardened criminals — some of whom might have made bad choices and find themselves judged and condemned. The series is from Go Go Luckey Productions.
A spokeswoman said SundanceTV has no comment on the story.