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Lillo Brancato leaves prison after 8 years

Dec. 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Lillo Brancato Tuesday left the New York prison where he spent the last eight years for his role in a burglary that left a police officer dead, TMZ said.

The 37-year-old former cast member of "The Sopranos" and "A Bronx Tale" was convicted of attempted burglary for his role in a 2005 botched Bronx burglary, which ended with his accomplice shooting and killing an off-duty police officer.

The New York Post said Brancato was set for release in July after serving eight years of a 10-year sentence, but was released early after agreeing to an unusual deal for which he will serve five years' parole with a 10 p.m. curfew.

He would not have been placed on parole if he waited until July, the Post said.

"Thank you for your love and support. I love you all!" Brancato said in a tweet he dictated from prison Sunday, the Post said.

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