Peter Lollobrigido

Lollobrigido

A man awaiting trial after allegedly assaulting his wife, ignored a protective order and, despite being fitted with a court-ordered GPS monitor, went to her apartment, where, according to court documents, he brutally attacked his wife on Sept. 19 with a hammer.

Regina Redman-Lollobrigido died a week later, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office.

Glen Barbour, public affairs and communications officer for Loudoun County, said GPS monitoring devices used to enforce the terms of release from jail may be configured in a number of ways based on the court’s order.

But in the case of Peter J. Lollobrigido, 49, of Sterling, the court’s order required only that he reside at a specified address outside the county after being granted a $5,000 unsecure bond, Barbour said.

“The Department of Community Corrections followed the court’s order to deploy a GPS monitoring device on the defendant,” Barbour said.

“However, the court’s order did not include any other restrictions on the defendant that would have required the GPS monitoring system to be configured in a manner that it alarm under certain circumstances,” he said.

He added that Community Corrections recommended to the court that the defendant not be released on bond based on the totality of information available in the case.

The Office of Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney did not respond to the Times-Mirror’s respond to emailed questions about the case.

Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D), in a text message Thursday morning, referred the Times-Mirror to Pretrial Services after being asked about the protocol for configuring GPS monitoring devices.

On July 30, Peter J. Lollobrigido, 49, of Sterling, was released from jail after posting bond. He was charged with strangulation and two counts each of abduction and assault on a family member for events on July 21 and 22, according to court records.

He stayed outside of Loudoun County, which was 12.9 miles from where he and his wife shared a home along with a teenager.

The teenager was present for the alleged assault on July 21 and 22, according to court records.

John Carroll, attorney representing Peter Lollobrigido, said his client was trying to get his wife to seek psychiatric treatment rather than call 911 in response to the attack.

Further, the bond request went on to say that the defendant had no record of involvement with law enforcement in Virginia and no contact with police related to domestic violence-type offenses.

According to a July 22 criminal complaint, investigators responded to Inova Loudoun Hospital for a domestic violence assault case.

Regina Redman-Lollobrigido was found to have visible discoloration of skin and markings on her forehead, left cheek/ear area, neck, chest, both upper arms, right elbow both forearms, writs, knees, right thigh area and left toes.

An emergency protective order was requested and granted on July 22 following the events between the couple and expired four days later.

Additionally, Juvenile & Domestic Court Judge Avelina S. Jacobs, who granted the bond request, signed a protective order on Sept. 13 at Regina Redman-Lollobrigido’s request.

In her petition to the court, Regina Redman-Lollobrigido listed two other events in August 2019 and November 2020 when she claimed to have been abused by Lollobrigido.

The defendant told investigators that he hired a shared ride driver to transport him to the apartment after speaking with their teenager, who had just left after speaking with Redman-Lollbrigido.

Deputies responded to the apartment after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a male stating that he just killed his wife, the complaint reads.

After the couple exchanged words, the complaint said that Peter Lollobrigido later retrieved a hammer from under a sink, gave her a kiss, “looked her square in the eyes,” then said he loved her before striking her with the hammer. The defendant said he had no idea if his wife was still alive when he called 9-1-1.

“Don’t see how she could be,” he said in the complaint.

Jonathan Yglesias, policy director for Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance, said across the commonwealth the Alliance is seeing an increase in the number of intimate partner homicides.

“I think there’s a lot of work that we need to do to make sure people are responding appropriately, and that people aren’t alone as COVID continues and as we try and keep ourselves safe, and our families and communities safe,” Yglesias said.

“Intimate partner homicide is not, unfortunately, something that is unique to Loudoun and we’re seeing an uptick during COVID,” he said.

(1) comment

jke

And Buta says wait it is domestic abuse month.

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