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NYC Event Planner Faces Manslaughter Charges for Shoving Broadway Coach




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A 26-year-old event planner from New York City, Lauren Pazienza, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday to face charges of manslaughter after allegedly shoving an 87-year-old Broadway vocal coach, Barbara Gustern, to her death, Your Content has learned.

Due to concerns of her being a potential flight risk, the judge ordered Pazienza to be held without bail.

The incident, which took place in March on a sidewalk in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, resulted in the tragic death of Gustern.

Pazienza is accused of pushing her from behind, accompanied by derogatory remarks.

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Pazienza has been charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault.

If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. The severity of the charges reflects the gravity of the alleged actions, emphasizing the tragic outcome of the incident, according to NBC News.

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