Actor: ‘I’m not monster’
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I know in my heart I was in no way responsible for the death of that police officer,” Brancato said. Former “Sopranos” actor Lillo Brancato Jr., who faces a real-life murder charge in a police officer’s death, said he isn’t the thug he believes he has been made out to be. “I’m not the monster that they portray me as in newspapers, a cold-blooded killer and all of that. I’m not that person at all,” he told WCBS-TV in a jail interview that aired this week from New York. Brancato and a co-defendant are awaiting trial in the December 2005 shooting of Officer Daniel Enchautegui, shot while off-duty. Prosecutors said Enchautegui confronted Brancato and Steven Armento while they were breaking into a Bronx apartment in search of prescription drugs. Armento is accused of firing the fatal shot.