Homicide suspect Peter James Lollobrigido is scheduled to stand trial in Loudoun Circuit Court beginning on Sept. 25, 2023.
The date for the jury trial, scheduled for up to nine days, was set on Tuesday. It came after a grand jury on Monday indicted Lollobrigido on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding and violation of a protective order.
Lollobrigido is accused of beating his wife, Regina Redman-Lollobrigido, in her apartment in the 420000 block of Glascock Field Drive on Sept. 19. She was hospitalized over the attack and pronounced dead a week later. Police said they found Lollobrigido covered in blood after the attack and a bloody hammer lay by his wife’s body.
In a 911 call, Lollobrigido confessed to killing his wife, according to a criminal complaint. When deputies arrived, they said said Lollobrigido told them he retrieved the hammer from under a sink, kissed his wife, “looked her square in the eyes,” then said he loved her before striking her with the hammer. He said he would have also killed the man she was living with if he’d been home, the complaint says.
The attack came less than a month after Lollobrigido was accused of beating Redman-Lollobrigido. He was charged with two counts each of assault and abduction over an incident on July 21-22.
Juvenile & Domestic Court Judge Avelina S. Jacobs released Lollobrigido on bond with an ankle monitor on July 30. She also issued a protective order for Redman-Lollobrigido.
In a protective order application, Redman-Lollobrigido said the beating was part of a pattern. Redman-Lollobrigido, who police said was covered with bruises after the July attack, said her husband also beat her on single occasions in 2019 and 2020. A jury trial of up to five days over the assault case was scheduled for Oct. 23, 2023.
That case involved a car chase according to Redman-Lollobrigido. She wrote in the protective order request that her husband crossed the double yellow line and struck a median while chasing her vehicle on July 20. She said he beat her on July 21. As she was fleeing the apartment on July 22, she said he slammed her head against a wall multiple times and told her she was “never coming back.” Their son then intervened which allowed her to escape, court records show.
Redman-Lollobrigido’s death came at a time of high rates of domestic violence despite greater awareness of the problem and a generation of stricter laws. Half of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by their intimate partners, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2020, more than half of the 541 homicides Virginia were committed by the victim’s intimate partner, according to state police.
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