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

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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.

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