Published On: Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013

Criminal history of Kurt Paschke, the Jets fan who punched Jaclyn Nugent, Patriots fan in face, makes headlines

The man caught on camera this weekend punching a woman in the face is reportedly a bartender who served three years in jail for a fatal stabbing.

Kurt Paschke punches woman videoKurt Paschke, age 38, slugged a female New England Patriots fan, Jaclyn Nugent, after the Jets defeated the Pats, police report after “going through the tapes” of Sunday’s fight at MetLife Stadium in Jersey.

Once identified, Paschke’s past has come back to haunt him.

He served three years in state prison in the 1990s after he was convicted as a teen of fatally stabbing Henri Ferrer, age 17, during a fight behind a pizza parlor.

This angered the Ferrer family and instigated the news media since the family asserts Paschke was allowed to plea to a lesser crime and given just three years in prison because his father, also named Kurt, was a Suffolk County cop.

“He murdered my son, and he got a minimum sentence for killing a 17-year-old boy,” Ferrer’s father, Robert Ferrer, told the Daily News. “He got away with it because his father is a sergeant.”

The grieving 80-year-old dad said he sold his house to escape the terrible memories. “I was dead after it happened,” he said. “I had a very nice house in Long Island, and I sold it to get away. The guy is a born criminal.”



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