A New York jury has found 51 year-old Steven Armento guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of off-duty cop Daniel Enchautegui during a burglary
on December 10, 2005.
He and Sopranos actor, 32 year-old Lillo Brancato, Jr., were accused of breaking into the officer’s home to steal prescription drugs. Though struck in the heart by a round from Armento’s .357 Magnum, Enchautegui managed to return fire and wound both men.
Armento will be sentenced on November 14 and faces life without parole. As for Brancato — who also appeared in the 1993 film A Bronx Tale with Robert DeNiro — he gets his day in court next month, facing second-degree murder charges.