The Jets’ fan who punched a woman at Sunday's game is a convicted killer who did time in prison. Fox News on Oct. 22, is reporting this morning that the man on the video punching the woman dressed in New England Patriots' garb was convicted in 1992 of stabbing a teen to death during a scuffle.
The Jets’ fan has been identified as 38-year-old Kurt Paschke, a bartender from Long Island, New York. He was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to four years in prison when he stabbed a teen outside a pizza shop in 92.
This Jets’ fan punched the female Patriots’ fan after Sunday’s game when the Jets won over the Patriots 30-27. The incident was caught on video and that video, seen above, has gone viral.
Paschke’s mother, Colleen, who was with her son at the game, defended his actions to the local newspaper. “Rowdy New England” fans started the melee and Colleen said that her son was just trying to protect her. The group antagonized her son and his friends through most of the game, they were sitting in the same row, Colleen said.
After the game the group charged at them saying “let’s get him” and they started after her son. The girl that is seen getting punch had already landed three punches on her son, continued the mom. Colleen defends her son’s actions saying he was only trying to defend himself and protect her.
She concedes that “a guy should not hit a woman,” but “if you are going to get a maniac girl how much abuse are you supposed to take before you defend yourself?” The girl was identified as Jaclyn Nugent from the Boston Area. When reporters tried to interview her brother he said he had not heard of the incident and told the reporter to “go screw.”
New Jersey State Police questioned Paschke and his friends after the incident, but no charges were filed as of Monday night. Paschke’s father , a retired New York Police officer, told reporters that “they are making him out to be an animal.” He is very upset about this incident.
The father of the teen, Henri Ferrer, who was killed in the 1992 stabbing, told the Post News that he was not surprised. He went on to say:
"I wrote the judge a letter that this guy is going to kill again,” said Robert Ferrer. "He killed for no reason. He went out of his way to get a knife to stab my son. My son was involved in a fist fight, and he went out to get a knife and stabbed my son. They were the same age. They were the same size. He had no business killing my son."