Jurors deliberate for 2nd day in Brancato trial
The second day of deliberations in the murder trial of actor Lillo Brancato Jr. got under way Thursday.
The family of slain NYPD Officer Daniel Enchautegui was given a round of applause as they arrived at the Bronx County Hall of Justice to see if a jury was near reaching a decision.
Prosecutors argued during the trial that Brancato, who faces a second-degree murder charge, was complicit in the murder of Enchautegui during a botched robbery that the off-duty officer was investigating.
Brancato's defense team countered that their client was not armed during the burglary and was unaware Steven Armento, the co-defendant who shot and killed Enchautegui, was carrying a weapon.
Armento was convicted of first-degree murder on Oct. 30 and later sentenced to life in prison without parole.