83-year-old convicted killer is arrested on suspicion of a gruesome murder

Am 83-year-old convicted murderer is facing yet another murder charge after being released on parole, NBC News reports

If one seeks a case-in-point example of why the left’s soft-on-crime approach doesn’t work, this is it.

Meet the suspect

The convicted murderer who has just been charged with another murder is 83-year-old Harvey Marcelin. The suspect, according to reports, is now a transgender woman who goes by the name Marceline Harvey.

Marcelin’s last murder conviction occurred in 1963. He was sentenced to 20 years to life, and he ended up being released on parole in 1984.

It didn’t take long, however, for Marcelin to end up back behind bars. In 1986, he was sent back to prison on a manslaughter conviction. He was sentenced to six to 12 years.

Marcelin, this time, first became eligible for parole in 1991. He didn’t manage to obtain parole, though, until just recently, in 2019.

Marcelin was convicted of murdered, paroled, convicted of manslaughter, and paroled, and the pattern allegedly has now continued.

Another murder conviction

At the moment, Marcelin has only been accused of having committed murder. Marcelin was charged after a dismembered body was found on a busy street in Brooklyn, New York.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez released a statement on the matter, in which he provided disturbing details. As the New York Post noted, he said:

Last week, my office charged Harvey Marcelin with allegedly concealing the severed head of a woman in her home and discarding the victim’s torso in a bag on the street. Today, the grand jury indicted Harvey Marcelin for murder, and my office is committed to vigorously seeking justice. The facts of this horrific case are gruesome and unsettling and my heart is with the victim’s family and friends.

The victim has been identified as Susan Leyden, a friend of Marcelin’s. Leyden’s torso, minus the limbs and head, was found in a garbage bag. The head was located in Marcelin’s apartment.

Currently, investigators are trying to determine the cause and manner of death.

If Marcelin is guilty, then those who paroled him share some of the responsibility. The writing was on the wall with this particular case.

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