The New York Department of Corrections is refusing to say whether a biologically male murderer who identifies as a transgender woman will be imprisoned in a female correctional facility.
Police have charged 83-year-old Harvey Marcelin with murder. Police say Marcelin dismembered a victim and toted pieces of the victim’s body around the city.
Marcelin had already served several decades in prison for both murder and manslaughter, The New York Times reported, noting that earlier court records show that Marcelin was formerly listed as male.
Authorities indicted the woman-killer on second-degree murder charges in the death of 68-year-old Susan Leyden on Thursday, the publication reported, as Marcelin had allegedly both dismembered and hidden Leyden’s body parts.
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