By pushing an 87-year-old woman to her death, Lauren Pazienza is accused of manslaughter in New York City

In connection with the death of an 87-year-old woman who was fatally shoved in New York City earlier this month

A 26-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault, according to a criminal complaint.

Forensic evidence points to a woman in her 30s pushing Barbara Maier Gustern from behind as she stood outside her Manhattan apartment on March 10, according to police.

On Tuesday afternoon, Lauren Pazienza, the woman charged with murder, was arraigned. Judge Michael Gaffey set Pazienza's $500, 000 cash bail.

Neither Naomi Puzzello nor Caitlyn Fowles, spokespersons for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, had any comment on the matter.

Prosecutors allege that Pazienza pushed Gustern "as hard as [Gustern] had ever been hit in her life" as she crossed the street in the Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan.

Project Veritas claims that the federal