Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Hockey, Murder, Michael Costin, Thomas Junta, Youth sports, Parents, Gun violence
Murder; Junta, Thomas; Michael Costin; Sports for children; Parents; Violence; Firearms
On Friday forty-four year old Thomas Junta was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Costin on July 5, 2000 in the Boston suburb of Reading. This piece of news is nothing extraordinary as similar items can be found in most daily newspapers across the country once or twice a year. What made this case of extraordinary interest across America, put it on Court TV, and attracted extensive coverage on the 24/7 news channels was the particular setting and circumstances of the case.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Beaten to Death on Ice: Out of Control Parents and Youth Sports" (2002). On Sport and Society. 598.