Former 'Sopranos' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. released from prison

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    CNN) -- A former "Sopranos" actor will ring in the New Year outside of a prison cell for the first time in nearly a decade.
    Lillo Brancato Jr. was released from prison Tuesday morning after almost 10 years behind bars for a burglary gone wrong which ended with his accomplice killing a police officer.
    Brancato was released about six months early for meeting educational and disciplinary requirements, according to a statement by the Hudson Correctional Facility in New York. As part of his early release, Brancato will have parole conditions, including a curfew, according to the statement.
    The actor on Sunday tweeted "this is my last full day in prison," in an account administered by a friend.
    "Thank you for your love and support," he told his fans. "I love you all!"
    Brancato was convicted of attempted burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison after a botched burglary in 2005.
    Off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui had just arrived home after a late shift at 5:15 a.m. when he heard glass break in a vacant home next door, police said. He called 911 and went outside where he encountered Brancato and his accomplice, Steven Armento.
    Armento shot the off-duty officer in the chest. Enchautegui returned fire and shot both men multiple times. The officer was later pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center.
    During his trial, Brancato admitted breaking a window at the house in order to score drugs. He also said he was going through heroin withdrawal that night.
    Armento, who was convicted of the shooting, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
    Brancato was found guilty of attempted burglary but acquitted on two counts of burglary.
    Brancato played young mobster Matthew Bevilaqua in the HBO series "The Sopranos" in 2000. He also starred alongside actor Robert De Niro in "A Bronx Tale."
    CNN's attempts to reach Enchautegui's family for comments were unsuccessful.
    "I should be really happy to be going home but in all actuality I'm not; I'm nervous & scared," Brancato posted on twitter on December 10.

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    He should have gotten life also...:grad:
     
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    he'll get work, as an ex-con. :c
     
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    I remember him from a bronx tale
     
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    N Copter Shot Dead Banned User

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    Wow, weird.

    The Sopranos replay tonight on HBO was the one where Tony and Big Pussy killed him.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
  7. MutteringJohn

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    The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
     
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    i was waiting for this thread to pop up. i totally agree. the police are beyond outraged.
     
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    Brancato played young mobster Matthew Bevilaqua in the HBO series "The Sopranos" in 2000
    He's a nobody in showbusiness. How is this news?
    His only future prospect is marrying the Wig.
     
  10. Bye You!

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    Is he beer-can thick?
     
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    Obscure tie-in for the win. :cheer2:
     
  12. MutteringJohn

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    A Bronx Tale became a pretty popular movie once it appeared on HBO. Lilo was also in Crimson Tide.
     
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    This guy was in six episodes of the sopranos.. he was a minor player in 4 of the episodes. Much ado about nothing.

    He will be back on the smack within 6 months
     
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    I'll bet he never got off...even in prison.