'Sopranos' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. released after nearly 10 years in prison

Lillo Brancato Jr., best known for his roles in A Bronx Tale and The Sopranos, was released from prison Tuesday after spending nearly a decade in lockup, CNN reports. The Colombia-born actor, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after attempting to steal drugs from a vacant house in New York City. When Brancato and his accomplice, Steven Armento, were confronted by off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui — who happened to live next door — Armento shot the cop in the chest. Enchautegui was later pronounced dead at the Bronx’s Jacobi Medical Center. Brancato was found guilty of attempted burglary; Armento was convicted for shooting Enchautegui and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

“I’m finally home!” Brancato tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you God for a second chance at life. I won’t let you down this time. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!”

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