A former actor on “The Sopranos” was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for a botched burglary in the Bronx in which an accomplice shot and killed an off-duty police officer. A jury acquitted Lillo Brancato Jr. in the death of the police officer, but convicted him of attempted burglary. He faced up to 15 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Brancato and the accomplice were looking for drugs when they broke into an apartment next door to the officer’s home. When the officer went to investigate, the accomplice gunned him down.
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Steven Armento was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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