Skip to comments.Man who beheaded fellow bus passenger found not guilty
Posted on 03/05/2009 8:59:07 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
A CHINESE man who beheaded and hacked a Canadian bus passenger to pieces has been found not guilty of murder on mental grounds.
Vince Weiguang Li, 40, who had been charged with murdering 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Canadian Greyhound bus on July 30, 2008, has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
Li had repeatedly stabbed Mr McLean, who had been asleep on the seat next to him, sawn off his head, removed his internal organs, pocketed his nose, tongue and an ear, and taunted police and bystanders with the severed head.
Police said in court documents Li "appeared to smell, and then eat parts of Tim McLean's flesh" and "lick blood from his hands" as they surrounded the bus on a desolate highway 90 kilometres west of Winnipeg, in western Canada, soon after the attack.
Authorities found body parts littered throughout the bus, some in white plastic bags.
Mr McLean's eyes and a third of his heart were also missing, and it is presumed Li ate them, said a pathologist in court files, though Li denies this.
The other 35 passengers and the driver were jolted by "blood-curdling screams" and fled, said witnesses, bracing the door after their escape to trap Li inside the bus.
How could have anyone on that Bus not have attacked that maniac?
Nonsense. Just bring an extra sharp machete with you next time.
Wha...?! I remember that story here. Does this mean he’ll be released? :-0
I forgot about that story...so the freak is gonna walk?!
“The other 35 passengers and the driver were jolted by “blood-curdling screams” and fled, said witnesses, bracing the door after their escape to trap Li inside the bus.”
From the sounds of things, they were cowardly enough to not rescue this one man who was sitting right next to them but not fearful enough to keep a psychopath away from the general public. What is the meaning of “insane” when everybody is insane?
Possibly, at some point when some overworked doctor wants to get rid of him.
Don’t worry. He’ll be put in an institution and released in 5 years or so as “cured”. Seen it all before as a cop. Best deal would be to release him in either the judge’s or psychiatrist’s neighborhood.
Extreme cowardice that can only come from a selfish communist culture.
Maybe the jury thought that you can’t blame a guy for wanting to get ahead.
Are they blaming Bush yet??
Killers benefit China’s national interests (i.e disposing of the excess population). They are only interesting in executing innocent people.
"Li will be institutionalized without a criminal record and reassessed every year by a mental health review board to determine if he is fit for release."
"[The victim] McLean's family says they will fight the law that allows people who are found not criminally responsible to be released into the community once they are deemed well"
I only did general psych. a long time ago and haven’t been much interested in it since. But if I remember correctly, their was no specific “paranoid schizophrenia” diagnosis, although that phrase has long been popular with nattering journalists. It was either “paranoia” or “schizophrenia.” Paranoids are seldom diagnosed due to their scheming nature and fear of being analyzed. Schizophrenics are often diagnosed.
This story seems a bit odd. If the man had no hostage and had already killed his victim then what exactly were the police doing? How was the Chinese man taunting them by doing unspeakable things to the victim?
If the police stood around and let this happen and didn’t pump some lead into this animal then they should all be fired.
My point is that it takes some time to carve a man up and do those kind of sick things and they just stood and watched. I can promise you he would not have taunted me with the mans head or anything else. I would have put a bullet in his brain pan and be done with him.
Call me a coward if you want but unless I had a firearm or a comabt knife I probably wouldn’t have gone up against him either. Psychotics tend to be able to switch the rage against one person as easily as the original victim. And judging by the fact that he was armed I doubt I would have done anymore than just been another added casualty.
The only way I can see myself going against someone like that unarmed is if they were attacking a child. I might go down but it would give the kid a way to escape.
Should have been executed TWICE
Several times even.
I still think they should have a category for guilty and insane...
A 'not-guilty' verdict when someone obviously committed the crime is just ... crazy...