As the family prepares to say goodbye, questions remain about Sterling’s murder | Securities


Regina Redman-Lollobrigido’s family will let her rest this weekend with unanswered questions about why the legal system failed to protect her.

The 44-year-old Sterling resident’s ex-husband is accused of assaulting her with a hammer in her apartment on September 19. At the time, he was on bail, with an ankle monitor and a protection order against him, awaiting trial for another servant. assault on Redman-Lollobrigido from July, according to court records.

The injuries in the September attack were so severe that Redman-Lollobrigido’s mother recognized her only by a tattoo on her arm. She died in Reston hospital seven days later with a broken skull and numerous other injuries.

In their obituary, Redman-Lollobrigido’s family wrote that she had “previously sought help as a survivor of domestic violence during her marriage” on numerous occasions.

It was not enough.

After her arrest last month, Lollobrigido, 49, told investigators he “gave her a kiss,” looked her straight in the eye “and said” I loved her “” before punching her his wife with the hammer, according to court records obtained by WTOP radio, then called 911. When a dispatcher asked if his wife was still alive, “he said he didn’t know, then,” don’t see how it could be, “” WTOP reported.

The last time Lollobrigido saw his wife before the fatal attack was in July, when he was arrested for kidnapping, strangulation and assault after he allegedly grabbed her “by both arms and himself. allegedly slammed the back of his head in the refrigerator and his face in several kitchen cabinets, “according to court documents.

At a July 30 preliminary hearing in this case, Lollobrigido was released on $ 5,000 bail, with the ankle monitor and a protective order in place to stay away from his wife. But the GPS did not monitor the comings and goings of Lollobrigido. It only confirmed that he lived at a specific address, the Department of Community Corrections at the WTO said.

His family declined an interview on the advice of legal counsel, but a family friend said questions remained about how Lollobrigido’s movements escaped authorities.

Redman-Lollobrigido has lived in Loudoun County most of her life, graduating from Park View High School in 1994. She married Lollobrigido in 2000 and had their son Jack in 2005.

She spent 17 years as a quality control officer for USInspect, but was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education when she passed away.

“Regina loved being with the kids. Regina had a fun, happy and playful way with the kids, and they loved being with her too,” her obituary read. “Regina’s most recent and popular job was at Hovatter Elementary School as a substitute teacher. “

In addition to her love of children, she was the biggest Grateful Dead fan, according to her obituary. She could name each album and sing each song.

“She beamed positively when she and her brother Eric got the opportunity to take her son to his first Dead & Co show in the summer of 2018,” the family wrote.

Redman-Lollobrigido will be remembered for his generosity, his benevolent nature and his “maverick streak” of rooting for the underdog, his obituary said.

“Above all, Regina was loved. Truly and deeply loved,” her family wrote. “We urge all who read Regina’s story to remember her, as we do, and reflect on the circumstances that led to her tragic death. We can each play a role in preventing this from happening. to someone else. We hope that through awareness raising, other families will be helped through this type of tragedy. “

Her funeral takes place this Saturday in Herndon and the family are asking those in attendance to wear something purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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