Woman Arrested After Deadly Shoving of Elderly Voice Coach in NYC

March 22, 2022 – MANHATTAN, NY: 26-year-old Lauren Pazienza of Port Jefferson is escorted out the 10th precinct in handcuffs after being charged with manslaughter for the alleged shoving death of Barbara Maier Gustern. Pazienza recently turned herself in for the death of the beloved 87-year-old grandmother and music teacher who was almost home after leaving from a rehearsal in Chelsea on March 10th when a unidentified woman approached her from behind and allegedly pushed her to the ground.

The 87-year-old grandmother was hospitalized and subsequently died from injuries sustained in the unprovoked attack in New York City. The alleged 26-year-old suspect turned herself into the 10th precinct with her lawyer almost two weeks later and has since been charged with manslaughter for the shoving death of 87-year-old Gustern.

According to sources the 26-year-old Long Island woman arrived at the 10th precinct with her lawyer to surrender after a massive online search was underway for the alleged killer of the beloved vocal coach. Social media sleuths started to circulate online a digitally altered and enhanced image of Pazienza pulled from surveillance footage in hopes of putting pressure on her and the people who knew her to come forward.

Circulated online photo digitally enhanced from NYPD surveillance footage

According to police, Gustern was walking along W28th Street around 8 p.m. on Thursday March 10th when she was allegedly shoved to the ground, hitting her head and suffering a severe brain injury. The 87-year-old grandmother died five days later from injuries sustained in the unprovoked attack.

Video by Kevin RC Wilson (FreedomNews.TV)

Written by FNTV Staff Writer Ken Lopez

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