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Reality Star Found Murdered At Home, Boyfriend Arrested

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A reality TV attorney was found dead in her Redondo Beach home today after her boyfriend, who has since been arrested, called police.

Reality show star Loredana Nesci was either stabbed or shot at her home this morning, according to The Daily Breeze. Her boyfriend, Robert Reagan, 51, who shared the home with Nesci, reportedly called the police and was then arrested on suspicion of murder after two hours of questioning. Nesci, a former LAPD officer turned attorney, was known as "The Legal Diva" and starred in the Sundance Channel show Loredana, Esq. Police did not elaborate on the details of Reagan's call or the crime scene, but did say the couple had been arguing.

One of the couple's neighbors, Ranj Khindri, said Nesci and Reagan moved into the Redondo Beach home about a year and a half ago. Khindri tells The Daily Breeze, "Since they moved in they've been doing renovations on the house and disturbing the neighbors. (Reagan) was always very combative with a (next-door) neighbor but not with us, since we lived up the street. I never heard any arguments. He's at home all the time, always working on the house."

Nesci began her career as a LAPD officer before leaving to attend law school in Connecticut. After working at two Connecticut law firms—where she picked up the name "The Legal Diva"—Nesci returned to Los Angeles in 2004. Her reality show premiered in March 2014, documenting her home life and career as an attorney in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village. As a defense attorney, she represented clients that included a nudist couple that wanted to get married in front of City Hall and a medical marijuana growing operation.

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The couple's young son was reportedly not home at the time of the incident.