A candlelight vigil in memory of Loudoun County resident Regina Redman-Lollobrigido, who died from injuries sustained in an alleged domestic violence incident last month, will be held at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
Redman-Lollobrigido was 44-years-old when she died on Sept. 26. Her birthday would have been four days later.
The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), which is raising awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will host the event honoring Redman-Lollobrigido who was attacked on Sept. 19 and died a week later.
Josephine Gonzalez, manager for the Loudoun Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART,) which is a subgroup of LAWS, said LAWS is hosting the vigil to support those impacted by the loss Redman-Lollobrigido.
"It's to honor her and to bring the community together to offer support to the families so that they know that they're not alone in their grief,” Gonzalez said to the Times-Mirror.
“When this occurred, it wasn't just a blow to the people who knew her, it was a blow to the allied professionals and to an entire community that something like this happened," she said. “And vigils are a way to start the healing process.”
She said Redman-Lollobrigido was a fan of the American rock band Grateful Dead. Attendees are encouraged to wear the band’s apparel at the vigil.
More than $19,500 has been raised to cover her medical bills and expenses for her family, according to the GoFundMe page “Celebrating the life of Regina Redman.”
Questions about the vigil can be directed to email@example.com
Arraignment in case continued until Oct. 29
Husband Peter J. Lollobrigido, 49, of Sterling, was charged with attacking his wife and remains in custody at Central State Hospital in Petersburg and has not yet been arraigned on the newest charges, attorneys said in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court on Tuesday.
He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated malicious assault and violation of a protective order following the Sept. 19 incident.
He is also facing charges of strangulation and two counts each of abduction and assault on a family member following incidents that occurred on July 21 and 22, according to court records.
As reported earlier, Peter Lollobrigido was released from jail on July 30 after posting bond.
John Carroll, attorney representing Peter Lollobrigido, said he is representing his client in the case stemming from the July charges.
Adam Pouilliard, attorney from the Loudoun County Public Defender’s Office, said he will be representing Peter Lollobrigido in the September charges.
Juvenile & Domestic Court Judge Avelina S. Jacobs asked when a trial could be set for the case. Pouilliard responded that he estimated that between meeting his client and reviewing the case it would be appropriate to have a hearing in April.
The new charges against Lollobrigido were not provided in court or to the clerk’s office following the brief hearing.