Ex-'Sopranos' actor paroled after his conviction in botched burglary where NYPD officer died - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mainly Sunny
3.2°C

Ex-'Sopranos' actor paroled after his conviction in botched burglary where NYPD officer died

This Aug. 2, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Correctional Services shows Lillo Brancato Jr. The former "Sopranos" actor convicted for his real-life role in the slaying of an off-duty police officer during a botched break-in at a Bronx home was released from prison Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 on parole. Brancato, 37, was released over the vehement objections of police union officials, who insisted he should have been convicted of murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Correctional Services)
December 31, 2013 - 7:52 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A former "Sopranos" actor convicted of attempted burglary for his role in the killing of an off-duty New York City police officer has been released on parole.

State corrections officials say Lillo Brancato Jr. was freed from prison at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A jury found Brancato guilty on the attempted burglary charge in 2008 but acquitted him of murder in the death of Officer Daniel Enchautegui (en-chow-TAY'-gee). He was sentenced to 10 years. His co-defendant was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Brancato made his debut in 1993 in "A Bronx Tale" opposite Robert De Niro. He played a doomed aspiring mobster in HBO's "The Sopranos."

There was no immediate response to a message left Tuesday with his attorney seeking comment.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile