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New York-a gas explosion suspects are convicted and sentenced; the blast destroyed for ‘the Sopranos’ star’s apartment

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All three defendants were found guilty of murder, sexual assault and other charges Friday in connection with a gas explosion in New York City, which is the cause of the collapse of the three buildings, including one where Drea de Matteo, star of “The Sopranos,” was living.

In march 2015 the explosion in the East Village section of Manhattan, and two people have been killed as a result of an illegal set-up, gas line, authorities said.

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A pile of rubble can be seen on the site of a building explosion in the East Village, in Manhattan, New York City, March 27, 2015. (The Associated Press)

“Apart from the knowledge of the people who were walking down the street, driving down the street, there was a virtual bomb in the corner, under the” East Village,” Assistant District Attorney Randolph Clarke, said in his opening remarks, according to WABC-TV in New York city.

As a staff member and a customer in a sushi restaurant in one of the buildings, they were to be killed.

A few days after the tragedy, de Matteo, who played Adriana La Cerva in the hit TV show, which ran from 1999-2007, told the New York Post, she was in Los Angeles at the time, so when a friend called to tell her what had happened.

Drea de Matteo has been seen at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, March 27, 2007. (The Associated Press)

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“And she said,” Turn on the TV! Your building is on fire!” the His said it in the Post. “I told him,” You’re out of your freaking mind.” Then the children looked at us in the house, on the floor, on the tv.”

The three men were convicted and sentenced to a building owner, installer, and general contractor. They are scheduled to be sentenced in January.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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