A Meriden, Connecticut native and former Los Angeles police officer-turned attorney who starred in a reality show on cable television was killed in California and a Redondo Beach man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing his girlfriend.
Police identified the dead woman as Loredana Nesci, 47, who was the star of "Loredana, Esq.," a 2014 reality show on Sundance TV that documented her home life and career as an attorney. Reagan appeared on the six-episode series.
Her website, "Legal Diva," says Nesci attended University of Connecticut, where she obtained her undergraduate degree.
in 1996, she moved to California and worked as a Los Angeles police officer until attending law school at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.
She went on to work for law offices in East Hartford, Hartford and Meriden and volunteered as a legal intern for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal when he was attorney general.
Officers were sent to the residence the couple shared around 7:20 a.m. after receiving an emergency call "from a distraught male," and discovered the victim dead inside, Redondo Beach police Sgt. Fabian Saucedo said.
"The Redondo Beach Police Department suspects foul play, and is investigating this incident as a homicide,'' Saucedo said.
Robert Reagan, 51, was booked on suspicion of murder, with bail set at $1 million.
According to the Daily Breeze, the show documented the couple's struggle with mounting bills, and arguing over the care of their son while Reagan was traveling to develop a beverage business.