Brancato 'Knew His Accomplice Was Armed' - Drug Dealer Testifies
SOPRANOS star LILLO BRANCATO JR's drug dealer has testified against him in court, telling his murder trial jury the actor knew his accomplice was armed the night he shot dead a New York cop.
Brancato claims he had no idea Steven Armento was carrying a gun on the evening of 10 December 2005, when they raided a Bronx, New York house in search of prescription drugs.
When neighbour and off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui disturbed them, Armento shot and fatally wounded him.
Joseph Borelli disputed Brancato's claim in court on Friday (5Dec08), telling the jury that the pair had visited him earlier that night to buy drugs and that Armento - who was convicted of murder at an earlier trial - showed them both his gun.
The law states that Brancato, 32, is culpable, if he knew his accomplice was carrying the murder weapon.
The trial continues.