Quinlan Junta Confirmed Dead
Details of death unknown; case against three other defendants charged with Junta for assault and robbery continues.
Quinlan Junta, a Reading Memorial High School alumnus and noted hockey player passed away some time today, according to his family.
A woman who answered the phone at the Junta residence confirmed that he had died, but did not give her name or offer any further information.
Cara O'Brien, a spokesperson for District Attorney Gerard Leone's office, said the office was not called to the scene of the death as it was a medical call.
In February, Junta and another man were arrested and charged with crimes in connection to a reported assault and robbery at Archstone Circle.
As that story unfolded, court records gave the appearance that the crime had been drug related, and charges were eventually filed against two other men.
"We have three other defendents," O'Brien said. "Those are open cases we continue to prosecute."
That story was not the first time Junta and his family had appeared in the media. In July of 2000, his father, Thomas Junta, beat another man to death at a Reading hockey practice, and Quinlan later testified during his father’s trial.