Yonkers actor accused in NYPD cop murder wants confession thrown out

Two Yonkers men accused of killing an off-duty NYPD officer while breaking into a house were back in Bronx Criminal Court Thursday. The lawyer for actor Lillo Brancato Jr. filed a motion to have his

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2006, 8:21 PM

Updated 6,614 days ago

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Two Yonkers men accused of killing an off-duty NYPD officer while breaking into a house were back in Bronx Criminal Court Thursday.
The lawyer for actor Lillo Brancato Jr. filed a motion to have his client tried separately from the other defendant, Steven Armento. Both men are charged with killing Officer Daniel Enchautegui while breaking into a house in the Bronx to look for drugs in December. Brancato?s lawyer says he wants to call Armento, the accused triggerman, as a witness to the fact that Brancato was not aware his friend was carrying a gun that night. That is his defense to the felony murder charges his client faces.
Also, Brancato claims because he was shot by Enchautegui in the altercation, he was in too much pain to waive his right for an attorney and wants his confession to his role in the botched robbery suppressed.
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