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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