Looks like Lillo Brancato got his jury.
That means the murder trial for the 32-year-old Yonkers actor will start on Monday and give him a “Bronx Tale” of his own.
Brancato, who played a small-time thug on “The Sopranos,” is accused of being a small-time thug involved in the 2005 shooting death of a New York City police officer. He’s facing a Murder 2 charge for being an accomplice in the slaying. He’s been held without bail since the shooting.
Prosecutors say Brancato and his ex-girlfriend’s dad, Steven Armento, were breaking into a Bronx home to steal prescription drugs when Officer Daniel Enchautegui, who lived next door, heard the sound of glass breaking and went to investigate.
Enchautegui confronted the pair in an alley, ordered them to freeze, and was shot in the chest by Armento with a .357-caliber handgun, prosecutors contend.
Armento, a 51-year-old who was once a reputed low-level Mafioso, was convicted of first-degree murder for firing the fatal shot into Enchautegui’s chest. He was sentenced earlier this month to life without parole.
We’ll see if Brancato will meet the same fate.