Lillo Brancato Jr. trial gets under way in the Bronx

Opening statements in the trial of former "The Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato Jr. got under way Monday at the Bronx County Hall of Justice. Brancato faces a second-degree murder charge in the 2005 killing

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2008, 11:36 PM

Updated 5,716 days ago

Share:

Opening statements in the trial of former "The Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato Jr. got under way Monday at the Bronx County Hall of Justice.
Brancato faces a second-degree murder charge in the 2005 killing of off-duty police Officer Daniel Enchautegui in Pelham Bay. Brancato's co-defendant, Steven Armento, was convicted of first-degree murder Oct. 30 and later sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Enchautegui had returned home after finishing a late shift when he heard glass breaking at the residence next door. When he went to investigate, Armento fired at him, striking him in the chest.
Brancato's defense team is planning to argue that their client was not armed and was unaware Armento was carrying a weapon.
Juryselection begins for Lillo Brancato Jr. murder trialConvictedcop killer sentenced to life in prisonJury:Bronx man killed off-duty officerDAtosses actor's hospital statements in murder trialTwomen accused of killing NYPD officer in the Bronx face judge"Sopranos"actor pleads not guilty in murder of NYPD officer in the Bronx


More from News 12
1:44
Brentwood couple credits neighbors for saving their home during fire

Brentwood couple credits neighbors for saving their home during fire

1:56
Sun, clouds and an isolated afternoon shower on Long Island

Sun, clouds and an isolated afternoon shower on Long Island

1:31
'He loved his community' - Wake services held in Seaford for late Hempstead Town Councilman Carini

'He loved his community' - Wake services held in Seaford for late Hempstead Town Councilman Carini

1:39
Muslims celebrate Muslim Heritage Festival in Lindenhurst

Muslims celebrate Muslim Heritage Festival in Lindenhurst

0:55
Plans for cell tower in West Islip struck down by state officials

Plans for cell tower in West Islip struck down by state officials

0:19
Police: Brooklyn man arrested for unlawful possession of gun, knife following traffic stop in Woodbury

Police: Brooklyn man arrested for unlawful possession of gun, knife following traffic stop in Woodbury

0:49
Global technology outage causes flight delays, cancellations on Long Island

Global technology outage causes flight delays, cancellations on Long Island

0:15
Police: Senior woman hit by car, seriously injured in Commack parking lot

Police: Senior woman hit by car, seriously injured in Commack parking lot

0:19
Police: Dirt bike rider killed in East Patchogue crash

Police: Dirt bike rider killed in East Patchogue crash

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

2:29
Long Island residents face a myriad of issues due to global tech outage

Long Island residents face a myriad of issues due to global tech outage

0:29
Police: Motorcyclist killed after striking NICE bus in Lynbrook

Police: Motorcyclist killed after striking NICE bus in Lynbrook

0:41
Prosecutors: Driver had BAC twice the legal limit during fatal Deer Park nail salon crash

Prosecutors: Driver had BAC twice the legal limit during fatal Deer Park nail salon crash

2:21
Massive technology outage impacts LaGuardia Airport

Massive technology outage impacts LaGuardia Airport

0:28
Police: Hauppauge crash causes fuel spill on Motor Parkway

Police: Hauppauge crash causes fuel spill on Motor Parkway

0:35
North Merrick Library hosts Pokémon event with cards, crafts and characters

North Merrick Library hosts Pokémon event with cards, crafts and characters

2:01
‘You do have shared vulnerabilities.’ Security experts explain risks associated with global IT outage

‘You do have shared vulnerabilities.’ Security experts explain risks associated with global IT outage

1:30
Students take part federal court program in Central Islip

Students take part federal court program in Central Islip

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe