As you may or may not recall, Lillo Brancato is the actor (known mainly for his role as Robert De Niro's son in A Bronx Tale, and a guy who got shot on The Sopranos) who was involved in the shooting of an off-duty NYPD cop (Daniel Enchautegui) during a bungled break-in a few weeks ago. Though Brancato himself was unarmed, the shooting by his accomplice was enough to get him a murder charge of his own.

In an interview with the New York Post, however, the actor-turned-felon has revealed himself to be really, really sorry about the whole thing. Not only did he not know that the other guy was armed, but he also has a heart: "When I saw the picture of [Enchautegui's] father, it brought tears to my eyes because he looked like one of those old-fashioned men — kind of like my father." Brancato even says that he'd apologize to Enchautegui's family, were he given the chance.

Sincere and heartfelt through these sentiments may be, they're just not gonna do this guy any good in court. And, since it involves both a dead cop and a New York actor, the NY tabloids are sure to be a complete frenzy for the full length of the trial - we'll be sure to bring you the highlights.
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