Contact Us
Mount Pleasant Daily Voice serves Mount Pleasant & Valhalla
Return to your home site


Mount Pleasant Daily Voice serves Mount Pleasant & Valhalla

Nearby Sites

Police & Fire

Inmate Who Pushed Woman To Her Death In Front Of Train Commits Suicide At Bedford Hills

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Photo Credit:

New York State Police are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

Melaine T. Liverpool, 33, was found dead around 3:44 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the facility located at 247 Harris Road in Bedford, said Trooper AJ Hicks.

Liverpool was sentenced a month ago to 20 years to life in prison for pushing a Queens woman in front of a train at the Times Square Station more than two years ago.

Diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Liverpool admitted to officials to fatally shoving 49-year-old Connie Watton of Queens in front of a southbound No. 1 train on Nov. 7, 2016.

Watton was a longtime housekeeper for billionaire Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman.

Liverpool had just been released from the Bellevue Hospital psych ward for lying about pushing a woman in front of a train when the crime took place.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office, state police said.

The investigation remains ongoing.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.