Hockey dad in fatal fight trying for parole

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A Natick father who was convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of another dad at their son's hockey practice will try again for parole.
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Mike

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#47
May 3, 2009
 
Junta should remain in prison for the full term. Thye should have burned em.
Tough guy. Let Junta take on some of the big Bubbas in prison. That'll learn em.

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#48
May 3, 2009
 
Mike wrote:
Junta should remain in prison for the full term. Thye should have burned em.
Tough guy. Let Junta take on some of the big Bubbas in prison. That'll learn em.
How do you know him?
Mike

Oak Park, IL

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#49
May 16, 2009
 
They ahould have burned em.

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Since: Nov 07

Boston,Ma

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#50
May 16, 2009
 
Mike wrote:
They ahould have burned em.
So you don't know him or anything about him,right? Just mouthing off for no reason.
Saddam Did The Rope Dance

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#51
May 16, 2009
 
Patti wrote:
My thinking is elevated, yours is not. Let's review the facts here again.
1. Costin thought rough play was acceptable, Junta did not. He arrived at the rink, and more than one mother informed him the play was too tough, and he stepped in and told Costin to control the kids' play.
2. Costin instigated the argument with Junta on 3 occasions, twice, Junta walked away.
3. Costin was looking for a fight, he was a boxer, not someone inexperienced in fighting.
4. The weight factor is continuously brought up here, 275 lbs vs 160 lbs. Weight is not an indicator of strength. I have a 14 year old who weighs 170 lbs and is solid muscle, his football coach said he's stronger than me. He has friends over 200 lbs. who are total mush.
5. Medical experts continuously contacted Junta's lawyers to say they found medical evidence regarding Costin's unfortunate death. Another person wouldn't have died. The judge ruled against presenting this evidence.
Junta has served 6+ years for a very unfortunate accident. Why wasn't it self-defense for him, the results could have been the other way around. Costin was a boxer, an experienced fighter, and out looking for a fight. What if Junta is just a large man but without strength, what if he had a undiagnosed medical condition that 3 blows would kill him?
..Junta smacked the crap out of him, Walked away and then changed his mind and went back to him and pounded him to death. It was like Hulk Hogan VS Mini Me from Austin Powers.God made man unequal, Sam Colt made all men equal. Junta should have put to death, Pure and simple. Then he would know how it feels. Like the other guy.

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#52
May 16, 2009
 
Saddam Did The Rope Dance wrote:
<quoted text>..Junta smacked the crap out of him, Walked away and then changed his mind and went back to him and pounded him to death. It was like Hulk Hogan VS Mini Me from Austin Powers.God made man unequal, Sam Colt made all men equal. Junta should have put to death, Pure and simple. Then he would know how it feels. Like the other guy.
First of all, you can't be put to death in Massachusetts.Second of all Costin was a punk who thought he was tougher than he actually was.
THE EQUALIZER

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#53
May 16, 2009
 
HOCKEYS A TOUGH SPORT AND ALLWAYS WILL BE. PATTI MUST B**W HIM JUNTA WILL GET HIS SOME DAY. AND HIS SON WILL PLAY HOCKEY BUT HE IS BARD FOR LIFE FROM GOING TO YOUTH HOCKEY GAMES IF HE THOUGHT IT WAS TO ROUGH HIS SON SHOULD JOIN A GIRLS TEAM WHAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND PATTI YOU ARE A IDIOT HOPE IT HAPPENS TOO SOME ONE CLOSE TO YOU O WAIT YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS HE'S IN JAIL
Saddam Did The Rope Dance

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May 17, 2009
 
beguiled wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, you can't be put to death in Massachusetts.Second of all Costin was a punk who thought he was tougher than he actually was.
..OK so maybe he had "Short man syndrome" heck I got in plenty of fights with people who though i would be easy pickings and i gave them quite a surprise but knew when enough is enough. Junta could have Costin ride his back like Master Blaster from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The guy is huge and strong like a bull...Who runs hockey rink??.....Master Blaster..

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#55
May 17, 2009
 
Saddam Did The Rope Dance wrote:
<quoted text>..OK so maybe he had "Short man syndrome" heck I got in plenty of fights with people who though i would be easy pickings and i gave them quite a surprise but knew when enough is enough. Junta could have Costin ride his back like Master Blaster from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The guy is huge and strong like a bull...Who runs hockey rink??.....Master Blaster..
I have to agree that rage made Junta keep going.Did he intend to kill him? I don't think so.Costin had a record of physical abuse to others including wife and kids.Wit nesses said tha he threw the first punch.You know as someone who has been in fights, you never know how far it will go.All in all it is a tragedy for both families.It was not premeditated.

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#56
May 17, 2009
 
THE EQUALIZER wrote:
HOCKEYS A TOUGH SPORT AND ALLWAYS WILL BE. PATTI MUST B**W HIM JUNTA WILL GET HIS SOME DAY. AND HIS SON WILL PLAY HOCKEY BUT HE IS BARD FOR LIFE FROM GOING TO YOUTH HOCKEY GAMES IF HE THOUGHT IT WAS TO ROUGH HIS SON SHOULD JOIN A GIRLS TEAM WHAT GOES AROUND COME AROUND PATTI YOU ARE A IDIOT HOPE IT HAPPENS TOO SOME ONE CLOSE TO YOU O WAIT YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS HE'S IN JAIL
What's with the cap locks? They portray shouting and anger.
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#57
May 17, 2009
 
Patti wrote:
There are too many ifs in the case, period. That's why it's time to let Junta be free.
Alexander Pring is walking around free, just because he could afford a better lawyer.
YOU ARE HIS WIFE OR SISTER LET HIM ROT ROT ROT HES
LUCKY HE GOT ONLY 6 YRS HES A MORON AND YOU TOO

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#58
May 17, 2009
 
bob wrote:
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YOU ARE HIS WIFE OR SISTER LET HIM ROT ROT ROT HES
LUCKY HE GOT ONLY 6 YRS HES A MORON AND YOU TOO
Another one with the "angry" cap locks.Maybe you ney counseling.You must be Costin's sister.
Life long Lowell Resident

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#59
May 17, 2009
 
This guy Thomas Junta, should rot in jail. This is the reason why there should be a death penalty in the state of Massachusetts. Especially with the science we have, to prove someone guilty. Make people think before they act. Like the Bible states, "DO ONTO OTHERS AS YOU WANT THEM TO DO ONTO YOU".
Michael Costin isn't able to get out of his grave in six years to see his family.
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#60
Jun 1, 2009
 
You people are all retarded...Aparently none of you have been in a fight before because you all probably sit back and let people fight your battles...I dont know what gives you the right to bash anyone...oh thats right you can find "behind closed doors" and pretend your all tough and talk nonsense!

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#61
Jun 1, 2009
 
Its called being a grown up, ok using your fist" dont resolve anything, these men should of walked away, well at least Junta.
joey

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#62
Jun 2, 2009
 
beguiled wrote:
<quoted text>Another one with the "angry" cap locks.Maybe you ney counseling.You must be Costin's sister.
You do a lot of typing,but you say nothing.
just me

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#63
Jun 2, 2009
 
I agree that people should think about the KIDS in BOTH sides.
Dan

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#64
Jun 2, 2009
 
Violence is never the answer in these situations. But I'm with Patti on this. Costin died because he started the fight. You start a fight, or take a swing at somebody you better be able to finish it. End of story. Costin died by his own hand in my book. Live by the fist, die by the fist.

PS what gives with the Caps Lock people, after all these years people still type with caps lock on and expect you to take there comments seriously.
Babe

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#65
Jun 2, 2009
 
I hope he does not get out today, I still have some clothes at his house.

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#66
Jun 2, 2009
 
Dan wrote:
Violence is never the answer in these situations. But I'm with Patti on this. Costin died because he started the fight. You start a fight, or take a swing at somebody you better be able to finish it. End of story. Costin died by his own hand in my book. Live by the fist, die by the fist.
PS what gives with the Caps Lock people, after all these years people still type with caps lock on and expect you to take there comments seriously.
Regardless of who took the first swing", he did not deserve to die, surely you must agree about that correct? I dont agree with your comment that he died by his own hand! Nobody deserves that..

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