from AP:

An 81-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder for trying to shoot the wife of jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri near the elevator at their New York condominium, prosecutors said.

Maria Cartagena pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault Wednesday and was being held on $25,000 bail.

Iraida Palmieri, 73, was inside an elevator at her Forest Hills condo when it stopped at the fourth floor Tuesday evening and the doors opened to reveal Cartagena in the lobby, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

“Move over or I’m going to kill you,” Cartagena told Palmieri, then drew a revolver from the fanny pack clasped around her waist and fired one shot, according to a criminal complaint.

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