Port Jefferson woman who admitted to shoving voice coach to be sentenced Friday

Lauren Paziena admitted to randomly attacking 87-year-old Barbara Gusterna as a part of a plea deal in August

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2023, 2:31 AM

Updated 237 days ago

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The Port Jefferson woman who pled guilty to shoving a beloved Broadway voice coach to the ground will be sentenced on Friday.
Lauren Paziena admitted to randomly attacking 87-year-old Barbara Gusterna as a part of a plea deal in August
Gusterna hit her head on a Manhattan sidewalk in March 2022. She died five days later at a hospital.
As part of the deal, Pazienza is facing eight years in prison.
She had faces a potential 25 years if the case went to trial.


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