Ex-‘Sopranos’ Actor Lillo Brancato Cleared of Murder Charge

Actor Lillo Brancato was cleared Monday of a second degree murder charge “in the shooting death of an off-duty policemen” during a burglary in the Bronx, New York in 2005.

He was, however, convicted of attempted burglary for which he will face a minimum of three years in prison.

Lillo Brancato, who played a bumbling aspiring mobster on “The Sopranos,” was cleared Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty policeman during a drunken, late-night search for drugs.

The jury convicted Brancato of a lesser charge of attempted burglary. He faces a minimum of three years in prison on that count, but the former actor could get credit for time served because he has been behind bars about that long.

Brancato showed no reaction as the verdict was read — his face impassive, his fingers pressed together. His mother, seated a couple rows back in the gallery, began sobbing.

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