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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A man who beheaded and then ate a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus almost six years ago might soon be granted unescorted day trips outside his mental hospital. Vince Li's psychiatrist said the one-time undiagnosed schizophrenic has not been violent, no longer suffers delusions and has made tremendous progress. "From a clinical perspective, he has progressed excellently," Steven Kremer told a Criminal Code Review Board hearing Monday. Li, 46, was found not criminally responsible for stabbing and beheading Tim McLean, a young carnival worker, in 2008. The victim's mother protested outside the hearing. "I don't think it should matter whether you're mentally ill or not mentally ill. If you kill someone, you should lose your freedom, period," Carol DeDelley said. "I'm standing out here by my damn self for six years now, and they're going to ultimately let this person free. And if he reoffends, (they'll say), 'Oh well, statistically it shouldn't happen'. But guess what? It does, and it does and it does."

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Why not? They let Karla Homolka out.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-24 10:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

You mean they actually rehabilitate their criminals up there in Canadia (sic)?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-24 11:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Whatever they do up there, I ain't riding their bus.

#3 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-02-24 11:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

"From a clinical perspective, he has progressed excellently,"

How about from a social perspective?

#4 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-25 01:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Gotta be some great cannibal jokes here..

#5 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-02-25 02:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Gotta be some great cannibal jokes here.."

And I thought American airline food was disgusting.

(seriously though if he approaches the American border shoot him)

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-25 02:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

Can imagine the pitch.

Psych: I think he is OK to go out unsupervised.
Authority: Well, what are the chances he will relapse and eat someone else?
Psych: Well, I can attest to the fact that in the last six years he's not eaten anyone.
Authority: Has he had the opportunity?
Psych: Well, no, but he has said he was sorry (it IS Canada after all, so so polite) so I'm positive he's fine now.
Authority: Good enough for me.

#7 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-02-25 10:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Gotta be some great cannibal jokes here..

#5 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-02

I'm not sure you're allowed to demean cannibals on this blog. That is, if you describe it as a lifestyle.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-02-25 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

Sorry but they ought to lock up the psychiatrist for even thinking that much less saying it.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-25 08:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Dethspud Returns

#10 | Posted by cookfish at 2014-02-25 09:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

The good doctor should be required to house him in his own home, if he is so certain that he is does not represent a threat to the community.

An element of accountability would be reinstated by requiring that judges and psychiatrists be stakeholders in their decisions and testimony. Require them to live near violent criminals that they state are rehabilitated and "cured"; and just as CEOS should be required to live in communities that are contaminated by their corporate actions.

#11 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-26 11:27 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Well at least Canadians eat what they kill.

#12 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-02-26 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

you racist demonizing posters at the Retort! you are all just a bunch of cannibalphobic losers.

auntiesocial- the new and improved politically correct version....

#13 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2014-02-26 02:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Why would anyone want to eat meat treated with antibiotics, hormones and additives? What a sick criminal.

#14 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-27 03:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

"You mean they actually rehabilitate their criminals up there in Canadia (sic)?"

You do not "rehabilitate" eating PEOPLE.........

#15 | Posted by GotTruth at 2014-02-27 05:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

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