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Lauren Pazienza’s attorney seeks bail in deadly New York voice coach shove

The Long Island woman jailed for manslaughter of an elderly Manhattan voice coach shouldn’t be behind bars, her attorney claims in a new court filing.

Lauren Pazienza is being held at Rikers Island awaiting trial on charges of manslaughter and assault in the death of Barbara Maier Gustern after Judge Felicia Menin ruled earlier this month that she posed a “serious flight risk”.

Pazienza, 26, who has pleaded not guilty, was initially released on $500,000 bail before Menin threw her back in jail.

Pazienza was originally released on $500,000 bail before being sent back to prison after a judge deemed her a
Pazienza was originally released on $500,000 bail before being sent back to prison after a judge deemed her a “serious escape risk.”
Stephen Hirsch
Pazienza is awaiting trial on manslaughter and assault charges after allegedly fatally pushing Gustern to the ground in March.
Pazienza is awaiting trial on manslaughter and assault charges after allegedly fatally pushing Gustern to the ground in March.
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Pazienza should get a new bail hearing because Menin did not consider options such as house arrest, treatment programs or electronic surveillance, according to a filing by her attorneys in the Manhattan Supreme Court.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday.

Pazienza, an event organizer and scion of a lucrative cesspool empire, allegedly called Gustern a “slut” before pushing her into an unprovoked attack in Chelsea on March 10, police said.

Mug shot of Lauren Pazienza, 26, of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, turned herself in to New York City police yesterday. Lauren Pazienza, a suspect in the death of Broadway singing coach Barbara Maier Gustern, has been charged with manslaughter.
Pazienza takes place on Rikers Island.
Pazienza faces a prison sentence of five to 25 years if convicted.
Pazienza faces a prison sentence of five to 25 years if convicted.
Stephen Hirsch

Gustern fell and hit her head, and died of her injuries five days later.

Gustern was a vocal coach whose clients included “Blondies” Debbie Harry.

If convicted, Pazienza faces between five and 25 years in prison.

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