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Son Of ‘Hockey Dad’ Charged In Home Invasion

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Quinlan Junta (credit: Reading Police Department)

Quinlan Junta (credit: Reading Police Department)

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READING (AP) — The son of a man who was convicted of beating another man to death during their sons’ hockey scrimmage has been arrested in an armed home invasion.

Quinlan Junta, accompanied by an attorney, turned himself in Tuesday to Reading police after a warrant was issued charging him with home invasion, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Junta’s father, Thomas Junta, was released from prison in August after serving eight years on manslaughter charges in the beating death of Michael Costin. The two men fought after Junta objected to rough play during a practice Costin was supervising. The case drew widespread attention to the problem of parental violence at youth sporting events.

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