'Legal Diva' Reality Star Loredana Nesci Killed, Longtime Boyfriend Arrested for Murder

by Emily Krauser 4:05 PM PDT, July 23, 2015
Playing 'Legal Diva' Reality Star Loredana Nesci Killed, Longtime Boyfriend Arrested for Murder

A reality star has died in what is being reported as a homicide.

Loredana Nesci, star of the Sundance Channel show Loredana, Esq., was found dead in her Los Angeles, California, home early Wednesday morning.

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Her partner, Robert Reagan, reportedly called police at 7:20 a.m. PT. Officers from the Redondo Beach Police Department responded and found a deceased woman in the Redondo Beach residence. The police suspect foul play and have arrested Reagan, 51, on suspicion of murder.

Photo: Redondo Beach Police Department

A neighbor said his wife, who was home at the time of the incident, didn't hear any loud noises or fighting coming from Nesci and Reagan’s home, and he had never noticed anything "wrong or weird" with the couple in the past.

Nesci started her career as a Los Angeles police officer -- at one point, she was involved in a shoot-out at a bank in North Hollywood -- before leaving the LAPD to attend law school at Quinnnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She later joined two Connecticut practices, Spinella & Associates and Cadden, Ivers & Ivers, and was dubbed "The Legal Diva" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, a name that stuck when she moved back to California in 2004.

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In 2008, she began hosting her own radio show on KCAA 1050 AM. Her Sundance show kicked off in 2013, and she had also contributed on The View. At the time of her death, her website noted that Loredana, Esq. was still airing, and she was slated to make more TV appearances in 2015.

Nesci leaves behind one son with Reagan, Rocco Nesci-Reagan.

A former fitness competitor, the active lawyer's social media was filled with posts of her frequent workouts, love of the New York Yankees and devotion to her family, including Rocco and their pets, dogs Louie and Toukie and two cats.

Nesci's last Instagram post, just 24 hours ago, was of her giving Louie a sweet kiss and included the hashtags "luckydiva," "dogkisses" and "girlsbestfriend."