'Sopranos' actor's murder trial set for October

September 20, 2008 6:19:05 PM PDT
"Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato Jr. is set to go to trial next month in the death of an off-duty New York police officer. A judge ruled Friday that Brancato and co-defendant Steven Armento would be tried separately. Prosecutors wanted them tried together.

Authorities say they broke into an apartment to look for prescription drugs in 2005. Officer Daniel Enchautegui (en-chow-TAY'-gee) confronted them and was killed in a shootout. Armento is accused of firing the fatal shot.

Brancato, who played an aspiring mobster on HBO's "The Sopranos," says he didn't know Armento had a gun.

Brancato's murder trial is set for Oct. 28. Armento goes on trial Sept. 29.


Load Comments