Lilo Brancato Jr. Says He’s Sorry

December 29th, 2005 // 5 Comments

Well isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard. What a nice boy. Lilo Brancato Jr., who appeared in A Bronx Tale with Robert DeNiro, was charged with murder and other counts for his participation in the December 10 shooting of off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui. Mr. Brancato Jr. claims that he did not realize that his accomplice in the attempted robbery (they broke into an apartment to steal prescription drugs) was carrying a gun. How convenient.

He told the New York Post in an interview published Thursday that he wept while reading a newspaper account of Enchautegui’s funeral.

“When I saw the picture of his father, it brought tears to my eyes because he looked like one of those old-fashioned men kind of like my father,” Brancato said. “I also thought that could have been my father going to my funeral.”

Brancato, who acknowledges problems with drugs and alcohol, said he was unaware Armento was carrying a weapon when they left a strip club to break into the apartment and steal prescription drugs. Authorities identified Armento, 48, as the gunman in the slaying. “If I would have known, I wouldn’t have allowed him in my car,” Brancato said. “Imagine, we get pulled over and I get caught with an armed felon in my car. Since I’ve been in the movies, it would have instantly drawn attention.”

Brancato said he might take the witness stand at trial to tell the jury “how horrible I feel about my stupidity.” “If I had the chance, I would want to meet his family and look them in the face and tell then how sorry I feel about what happened,” he said.

What a pathetic little individual. Well, you certainly have now drawn attention to yourself. Congratulations, you’re a star!

Report: ‘Bronx Tale’ Actor Says He’s Sorry [ABC News]

By Miu von Furstenberg

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  2. Tellitlikeitis

    F him and his fake F*ing tears… I hope he frys and gets gang anal raped while in Rikers Island…

  3. Mick

    The one line criminals have in common is: “If I could do it all over I would have not been a part of it”.
    It’s like a broken record. I’m not one that believes in the death penalty because I don’t think they suffer enough from it. I think that who ever is responsible for this man’s death needs to be in prison and work 14 hours a day 6 days a week and his pay check should go right to the family of the slain officer.
    I’m not sure who was responsible, but in a court of law the truth should come out. And someone should suffer every day until the slain officer is able to walk through his own door to see his family. Which will be “never”.

  4. pete

    Lillo what happened where do you go wrong was it all the coke and smack you were doing with all your buddies from yonkers. Well sir being an Italain American that was born and raised in the Bronx you are not work the sweat off my back, and to shoot a cop what a discrase you are to our rich nationality. I will pray Lillo that God will have mercy on your soul, you will need it my friend.

  5. rafael

    Well hold on everybody, killing a man is very bad, a true sin, if i was the victims family i would never forgive. But people are different from god, every man has right to regret and be forgivin .

    just remember always forgive but never forget.

    by the way in The Bronx Tale, i don;t get why the movie isn’t centered around Sonny instead of C.

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