Robert Reagan, a 53-year-old former Hugo Boss model, has been found guilty of second-degree murder. He's been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for the death of Loredana Nesci, a reality TV star and the subject of the show "Loredana, Esq."
Reagan and Nesci were in a relationship and had one 5-year-old son together. The child was home during the murder. Reagan later called Nesci's sister to pick him up in the five hours between the murder and when he called the police.
Reagan had been found guilty in August and was described by People as stoic by Deputy District Attorney Allyson Ostrowski: “When the jury left, he cried a little bit.”
“I think there was overwhelming evidence in the case and it was the right verdict,” said Ostrowski. “I am very grateful for the jury. I am glad she can rest in peace.”
Ostrowski noted that the couple were on the verge of breaking up before the killing. She believes Reagan's motivation for the murder was to “avoid an expensive and bitter custody battle.” Reagan had been divorced once before.
Ostrowski also noted the violence of the stabbing, which left Nesci with a 7-inch fatal wound on her abdomen: “There was blood evidence in the shower drain in the bathroom,” she says.
Reagan, however, had described the killing as a "tragic accident," saying that she was threatening him with the knife.
Nesci's family members had insulted Reagan during court proceedings: “I will never know what Loredana ever saw in you,” said Robert Nesci, the victim's brother, wrote in a letter read in court by Deputy District Attorney Allyson Ostrowski. “She wasted years of her life, gifted you with so much money, and foolishly believed in your stories. You told her lie after lie ... You were never grateful but, just like any other con man, you tried to dig deeper and get more out of her for doing nothing. And when she was finally going to leave you, you gutted her like a farm animal.”
Reagan may or may not appeal the decision.