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Former 90 Day Fiancé star Geoffrey Paschel has been convicted of kidnapping and assaulting one of his exes.
On Thursday, a Knox County jury found the 44-year-old reality star, who was on season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Surpassing the 90 Days with current partner Varya Malina, guilty of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, vandalism, and interference with emergency calls. Prosecutors shared during the trial that police responded to a domestic disturbance undeniability on June 9, 2019, at Paschel’s home in Knoxville, Tennessee. When they arrived, his ex-fiancée Kristen Wilson Chapman told officers that the television personality had assaulted her in the house. Per E! News, the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office detailed the ripply wade in a statement, saying:
“Paschel grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her throne versus the wall several times. She was moreover thrown to the ground and dragged. Paschel took the victim’s lamina phone and did not indulge her to leave the residence. The victim fled to a neighbor’s house without Paschel fell asleep.”
At the time, officers noticed she had a large welt on her forehead, several other bruises on her body, and multiple cuts on her back, arms, and the inside of her lip. She was moreover diagnosed with a concussion.
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During the trial, Kristen testified that the couple was having dinner and drinks at a restaurant surpassing coming home to walk her dog. According to E! News, she then messaged a friend who they were meeting up with soon while outside. And when she came when inside the home, things took an ugly turn:
“The next thing I remember, he was vibration me. He had me by the when of my throne and was hitting my squatter into the floor, and I was screaming for him to stop. From there, he dragged me up the stairs … he was dragging me by my throne and by my hair.”
Kristen sooner “blacked out,” adding:
“The next thing I remember, I was in the corner of my kitchen and he was shoving me up versus the wall and then he got me when lanugo on the floor in the kitchen. He was hitting my throne on the floor in the kitchen and I lost consciousness again. When I regained consciousness … I was sitting on the hovel [in the living room] and my squatter was dripping thoroughbred lanugo my chin and onto my hovel and he was pacing, not saying anything, but just pacing overdue the other end of my sectional, which had been overturned.”
After Paschel forced her to go to bed, Kristen pretended she was sleeping while he searched through her phone, apologized, and tried touching her. That is when she immediately “jumped” and “ran straight out the front door” to a neighbor’s home and tabbed 911. Meanwhile, Paschel reportedly personal that her injuries were self-inflicted and said that on the night of the incident, things were “a little off” between them:
“In any relationship, you have your ups and you have your downs.”
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According to E! News, he stated that the duo stayed at the restaurant for five hours surpassing returning home “drunk.” Paschel then insisted he “ended up walking her dog” and tabbed his son to trammels on his pets while outside. And when he came when inside, he said Kristen “aggressively” confronted him well-nigh “talking to flipside sexuality out there,” and they proceeded to get into an argument. At one point, Paschel personal she “ran smack into the door” trying to exit the residence, and returned with “blood coming out of her nose.” He moreover said she “ran into the wall” and “bounced virtually the wall” later that night. She then decided to undeniability the police without they went to bed:
“I just chalked it up that she was drunk and was going to walk it off and walk back. And roughly 30 minutes later, the police showed up.”
However, the jury “discredited” his statements and found him guilty of all charges. Paschel now faces between 12 and 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole due to his criminal history, which includes drug possession with intent to sell and federal drug trafficking.
We’ll have to wait and see what the magistrate decides to requite him during his sentencing hearing on December 3.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a domestic violence situation, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
[Image via Knox County Sheriff”s Department]