Jets' Fan, Who Hit Female Patriots' Fan, Killed Teen in 1992
Jets' fan Kurt Paschke, who was caught on video reportedly slugging a female New England Patriots fan on Sunday, fatally stabbed 17-year-old Henri Ferrer in 1992 and served three years in jail for the crime.
Paschke stabbed Ferrer four times during a fight behind a Long Island pizza restaurant in Sayville, NY.
“I am deeply sorry,” Paschke said during his sentencing in 1995. “I can honestly say I never sought the confrontation, but when it came, I did what I had to do.”
Ferrer’s family has always insisted that Paschke was allowed to plea to a lesser crime because his father was a police officer.
"He murdered my son, and he got a minimum sentence for killing a 17-year-old boy,” Ferrer’s dad, Robert Ferrer, told the New York Daily News. “He got away with it because his father is a sergeant.”
“I was dead after it happened,” recalled the 80 year old. “I had a very nice house in Long Island, and I sold it to get away. The guy is a born criminal.”
Ferrer’s mom, Jocelyne Ferrer, added, “I hope he winds up in jail [for punching the girl].”
Paschke, who works as a bartender, allegedly assaulted Boston resident Jaclyn Nugent on Sunday's video.
However, his mother Colleen Paschke claims the Patriots' fans jumped them first.
“He was just hitting back to defend himself,” said Colleen. “It wasn’t done deliberately. If you see the video, they just went wild. They all split up. We were trying to get away from one another.”
She also told NBC New York, "I don't think he realized that he was directly hitting a woman because the guy had also come up and also punched him, and he was just trying to defend himself and defend me."
Charges are expected to be filed today, unnamed law enforcement sources told NBC New York.
However, the sources did not say exactly who would be charged and what the criminal charges would be.