Texas man accused of murdering wife, apologizing in video, on the lam

Posted at 12:04 PM, May 17, 2021 and last updated 5:00 PM, July 5, 2023

By Ivy Brown

LA MARQUE, Texas  — A Texas man accused of murdering his estranged wife and apologizing to their children in an online video is on the lam, according to authorities.

Trent Vahn Paschal, 48, is charged in the October 21, 2020, death of 30-year-old Savannah Paschal. He was last seen April 13, 2021, when he robbed a Houston car salesman at knifepoint and fled in a 2013 black Chevy Tahoe, reports KTRK. Paschal, whose bond has since been revoked, had reportedly removed his ankle monitor.


Investigators say Paschal fatally shot Savannah after hiding in their master bathroom. Savannah’s mother, who was also in the home, was able to flee unharmed. He was arrested later that evening in a Walmart parking lot. During the arrest, deputies shot Paschal when he allegedly refused to drop his gun.

An online video later surfaced in which Paschal was seen apologizing to their children for killing Savannah. He claimed his wife had been cheating on him. The video abruptly ends when Paschal looks to his side and moves away with the camera. It has since been deleted.

The U.S. Marshals are now looking for Paschal, who is wanted for murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities say he is armed and dangerous. Those with any information on Paschal’s whereabouts are asked to call 713-222-8477.