'Bronx Tale' Actor From Yonkers Released On Parole

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Lillo Brancato Jr. has been released on parole.
Lillo Brancato Jr. has been released on parole. Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers resident and  "Bronx Tale" star Lillo Brancato Jr., 37, has been released on parole after spending eight years in prison for attempted burglary, according to the N.Y. Daily News.

A police officer was killed after confronting Brancato and another man trying to steal prescription drugs from a Bronx apartment in December 2005, according to the report. 

Brancato was shot twice by the officer while trying to flee, the report said. The man with Brancato fired the fatal shots, but the actor was also accused of felony murder, according to the report.

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So while this cop killer goes free, a real hero, Richie Digug remains in jail for saving his father from a bat-wielding jerk. Now Hollyweird will offer him more parts, sing this idiot’s praises for killing a cop and put him on a pedestal. Its so sad.

This piece of garbage should have done ten more on top of the ten. Hecwas very well aware of what him and his moron accomplice were involved in. One of NY's FINEST had his life cut short cause this little turd wanted drugs. Not fit to live in society till he's old and rotten.

I met Brancato at a bar a year before his arrest. He was obnoxious and ill mannered. Although his accomplice was the shooter, I think he's equally culpable. I agree with the previous poster that he's very lucky to be free after only eight years.

Brancato was involved in the commission of a crime during which a police officer, trying to intervene, lost their life. The officer was murdered by Brancato's accomplice. He's very lucky to be getting a second chance after serving eight years. Very very lucky. I hope he makes the best of it.