‘90 Day Fiancé’: Geoffrey Paschel’s Trial Verdict Is In — Is Geoffrey Going to Prison?
Former 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days star, Geoffrey Paschel’s trial regarding domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend has finally concluded. The jury has deliberated and has come back with their verdict. Is Geoffrey guilty or not guilty?
Geoffrey’s domestic violence trial was live on CourtTV
On October 6th, Geoffrey’s trial began and was live-streamed via CourtTV. In the trial, the victim, Kristen Wilson, took the stand. She described in detail getting ambushed by Geoffrey, her then-fiancé, on the night of June 9th, 2019. Kristen recalled Geoffrey repeatedly bashing her face into the steps and walls. She said there was a struggle, but he ended up dragging her up and down the stairs.
Kristen said, “When I was screaming, I was trying to get away, but I couldn’t. He was too strong.” The prosecution showed the photos of the victim with two black eyes, swollen forehead from a large knot, a bloody lip, and a bruised spine. After the attack, Kristen said she was trapped in her bedroom as Geoffrey. He was sat at the edge of the bed with her phone, forbidding her to leave the room. After Geoffrey fell asleep, she ran from her home, barefoot, to a neighbor’s house, where she called the police. The neighbor testified that the two hid in the kitchen, afraid that Geoffrey would show up. The first responding officer at the scene also took the stand, recalling that night.
The Jury is in and has come to a verdict
October 7th was day 2 of Geoffrey’s trial; Geoffrey took the stand. After the prosecution and the defense made closing arguments and the jury was sent off for deliberation. About an hour and 45 mins later, the jury came back with their decision. A juror read their verdict to the court. Geoffrey was found guilty on count one of aggravated kidnapping, count two of domestic violence, then count three of interference of an emergency call.
Geoffrey was shocked to be found guilty on all three counts. However, there was nearly a mistrial before the jury made the verdict due to the victim bringing up more alleged abuse on the stand. Still, the judge allowed it and didn’t deem it a mistrial, which means that the jury’s verdict still stands.
How many years is Geoffrey facing in prison?
Geoffrey has been found guilty on all three counts: aggravated kidnapping, domestic violence, and interference of an emergency call. He is facing many years in prison. The former 90 Day Fiancé star’s sentencing hearing will be on December 3rd. However, according to the experts at CourtTV, Geoffrey could be facing anywhere from 8-30 years in prison.
Had Geoffrey not been found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, he would be facing around 11 months in jail. But due to the severity of the crime, it’s going to be many years. After reading the verdict, the former 90 Day Fiancé star was handcuffed and ushered out of the courtroom. Geoffrey was sent to the Knox County Jail to be held until his sentencing hearing on December 3rd.
The former 90 Day Fiancé star will be facing quite a bit of time behind bars for his actions back in 2019. 90 Day Fiancé fans will have to tune in on December 3rd on CourtTV to find out just how long Geoffrey will be spending in prison after being found guilty on all counts.
How to get help from domestic abuse: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233