Woman charged with murder in East Harlem shooting

August 23, 2013 5:18:16 AM PDT
A 34-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the shooting of another woman outside a New York City public housing complex where five mayoral candidates had recently spent a night.

Prosecutors say Michele Graham shot 23-year-old Olivia Brown outside the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on July 23.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said Thursday that Graham has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Democratic candidates Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner had a sleepover with different families in the Lincoln Houses a few days before the shooting. They were there to examine mold, holes in walls and other issues.

A lawyer for Graham did not immediately return a call seeking comment.