Marcelo was born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. After attending Lock Haven University for Pre-Law, he began devoting his time reading his Bible and writing inspirational novels in his spare time. He is also studying law on his own merit. Towards the end of September 2019, his immediate treatment for mental health would begin. He is currently receiving intense treatment at UPMC Altoona Behavioral Health. He will then transfer to the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he will live out the rest of his life.