Convicted killer charged after punching Patriots fan

A male New York Jets fan punches a female New England Patriots fan after Sunday's game. (YouTube)

A male New York Jets fan punches a female New England Patriots fan after Sunday's game. (YouTube)

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, Last Updated: 2:05 PM ET

A convicted killer who allegedly slugged a female Patriots fan has been charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct along with three other individuals after a post-game punch-up at MetLife Stadium.

Kurt Paschke, a New York Jets fan who served three years in prison in the 1990s for fatally stabbing a 17-year-old, was caught on video landing a right hook to Jaclyn Nugent’s face following New York’s 30-27 win over the New England Patriots Sunday, police said.

But it appears viral video of the incident might not tell the entire story.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Amanda MacDowell, 25, David James Sacco, 28, and Nugent, 26, all of Massachusetts, are also charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct stemming from the incident.

Police told the Star-Ledger that Paschke, 38, was kicked and punched by MacDowell and Nugent before he was caught on cellphone video clocking Nugent in the face.

Paschke’s mother Colleen, who said she was present during Sunday’s altercation, told the New York Daily News her son was acting in self-defence after the two were harassed by a pack of Pats fans.

“He’s the victim, really,” she said. “He was just concerned for his mother and himself.”

She claimed the punch victim flicked blood toward her son.

“He was just hitting back to defend himself,” she said. “It wasn’t done deliberately. If you see the video, they just went wild.”

Paschke, 38, was 17 when he killed Henri Ferrer, the result of a fight behind a pizza parlour in Sayville, N.Y.

He was charged with murder but convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

Paschke and the Pats pack are scheduled to appear in municipal court.

The New York Jets released a statement hinting the foursome might receive a stadium ban due to the dust-up.


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