The jury trying former SOPRANOS actor Lillo Brancato for murdering a police officer have been told by the slain cop's partner to ignore his fame and focus on the facts.
Brancato and Stephen Armento stand accused of killing off-duty officer Daniel Enchautegui when he disturbed them while they robbed his neighbour's house in The Bronx, New York in 2005.
But Enchautegui's former partner, Detective Robert Korn, is angry so much media attention has been focused on Brancato, a 32-year-old actor who played Robert De Niro's son in A Bronx Tale and junior mobster Matthew Bevilaqua in The Sopranos.
Korn tells the New York Post, "It gets me kind of heated that people are more concerned for this kid because he came from a good family. So did Danny."
The trial is due to begin in New York next month (Oct08).