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Abusive Husband Kills Wife With Hammer After She Files a Protective Order. Her Prior Testimony Could Be Used at His Murder Trial.

Virginia prosecutors have asked the court to use testimony from a woman who sought a protective order against her husband days before he allegedly killed her.

Regina Redman-Lollobrigido, 44, went to court on September 13 to get a permanent protective order against her husband, Peter Lollobrigido, who is accused of beating her to death with a hammer days later. Prosecutors are seeking to have a 120-page transcript of that hearing entered into evidence for an upcoming preliminary hearing, according to WRC.

Prosecutors said photos show bruises on Redman-Lollobrigido that were inflicted by her husband the summer before she died.

“He came into the elevator and got me by my ears and slammed my head into the back wall of the elevator and just kept slamming and slamming and slamming,” Redman-Lollobrigido told a judge days before the fatal September 19 attack.

Lollobrigido was awaiting trial for domestic assault and strangulation at the time of Redman-Lollobrigido’s murder. According to the Loudoun Times, Lollobrigido not only disregarded the protective order but was wearing a GPS monitor when he went to his wife’s home and beat her with a hammer. She died a week later.

In regards to having Redman-Lollobrigido’s prior testimony included in her husband’s murder trial, the defense has claimed that the protective order hearing was brief and that Redman-Lollobrigido was never cross-examined. The judge has not yet ruled on the matter.

According to WRC, Redman-Lollobrigido’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Loudoun County in March, claiming the GPS monitor should have altered Redman-Lollobrigido that her abusive husband was nearby before her murder.

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[Featured image: Regina Redman-Lollobrigido/Facebook; Peter Lollobrigido/Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office]