Murder trial scheduled for 'Sopranos' actor

November 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The murder trial of "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato Jr. is scheduled to begin just days after his co-defendant is sentenced.A Nov. 17 trial date was set Friday for Brancato. He is charged in the December 2005 slaying of off-duty New York City police Officer Daniel Enchautegui.

Co-defendant Steven Armento, who shot the officer, was convicted of first-degree murder Oct. 30. He faces life in prison without parole at his Nov. 14 sentencing.

Authorities say Enchautegui confronted Armento and Brancato when the two broke into an apartment to steal prescription drugs.

Brancato has said he didn't know Armento had a gun.

The 32-year-old actor played an aspiring mobster in HBO's "The Sopranos."