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Sopranos and Bronx Tale actor Lillo Brancato free from prison

By April Neale Jan 1, 2014, 1:15 GMT

Sopranos and Bronx Tale actor Lillo Brancato free from prison

Sopranos and Bronx Tale actor Lillo Brancato free from prison

One of the stars from The Sopranos is coming home for the new year.

The New York Daily News reports that Lillo Brancato returned to Yonkers after being released from the Hudson Correctional Facility after eight years served for urder.

Actor and ex-con Lillo Brancato, paroled just three hours earlier for his part in a cop-killing, said, “Right now I just want to spend some time with my family. It feels great to be home.”

Brancato spend eight years behind bars for his part in the Dec. 2005 murder of a New York City police officer.

Brancato was shot twice by the dying cop as he tried to escape. A Brancato associate fired the fatal bullets, but the actor was also accused of felony murder.

Brancato, who was featured in the 1993 Chazz Palminteri movie "A Bronx Tale," was convicted of burglary. He was sentenced in January 2009 to 10 years in prison as a judge ignored the prosecution's call for the maximum 15-year sentence.

His jail time included the years he spent behind bars before trial. Under the terms of his parole, Brancato is subject to drug testing, barred from drinking and placed under a curfew through Dec. 7, 2015.



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