Lillo Brancato discusses the dangers of drug addiction

Fresh out of prison and back living at his parents’ Yonkers home, former 'Sopranos' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. is speaking out about the tragic incident

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The "A Bronx Tale" actor says drugs led to his eight year jail sentence

YONKERS - Fresh out of prison and back living at his parents’ Yonkers home, former 'Sopranos' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. is speaking out about the tragic incident that put him behind bars.

Brancato was interviewed Sunday on WNYM-AM. Brancato blamed drug abuse for his role in the 2005 Bronx burglary that killed an off-duty police officer. It was his friend that pulled the trigger, but the actor spent eight years in prison, and is now trying to reach out to young people about the dangers of addiction.

"It breaks my heart. There is not one day that goes by that I don't wish to change the outcome. I can only make better decisions now and in the future," says Brancato.

The 37-year-old says he's currently trying to revive his acting career.

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