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"Sopranos" Star on Trial for Cop Slaying

Posted: November 17th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Sopranos" Star on Trial for Cop SlayingSubmit Comment
Lillo Brancato Jr, who is best known for playing Robert De Niro's son in "A Bronx Tale" and a doomed mobster wannabe in HBO's "The Sopranos," is now getting ready to be put on trial for second degree murder.

Brancato's troubles began not long after he befriended Steven Armento, a reputed low-level Genovese crime family associate banished for drug addiction. The 32-year-old's life went into a tailspin with a pair of drug-related arrests and the 2005 shooting death of an off-duty New York police officer who caught the two men breaking into an apartment for drugs, prosecutors said.

Brancato has been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the death of officer Daniel Enchautegui. Jury selection for the trial begins today.

Brancato drove the two men to the home of Enchautegui's neighbor and broke in to steal prescription drugs, prosecutors said. When Enchautegui confronted them, dressed in plain clothes, Armento shot the officer.

Armento, 48, was convicted of first-degree murder on October 30th and was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole.

Brancato's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, said his client's case is very different. "Lillo didn't have a gun. Nor did he know anyone had a gun. Lillo was shot. Lillo wasn't burglarizing anyone's home," he said.

Family and friends of Brancato have said he was a good guy with a drug problem who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "He obviously had problems he kept well hidden, but that doesn't mean he should be held accountable for the actions of the man he was with, especially if that man was under the influence," former "Sopranos" castmate Chris Tardio wrote in an email.

Source: Associated Press


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Displaying 2 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
Nohands[NL] writes:
on November 17th, 2008 at 6:07:59 PM

Damn, i saw the name SOPRANOS and was hopping for a new seison.....
i3u7n5 writes:
on November 18th, 2008 at 11:51:52 AM

Sopranos "star"? Uh.....no.

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