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Vince Li granted walks around unfenced mental health facility

Opposition calls for bus beheader to be transferred to higher security facility


 

Vince Li, the man behind the grisly bus beheading in Manitoba in 2008, has been granted escorted walks around the unfenced grounds of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, a Winnipeg-area mental health facility. The Conservative opposition Progressive has suggested the government transfer Li, who was found criminally responsible for stabbing and decapitating Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus exactly two years ago, to a fenced-in facility before taking any chances. But Manitoba Attorney General Andrew Swan rejected the idea, pointing out decisions about Li’s custody are not made by the province, but by the Criminal Code Review Board, an independent body that operates under federal guidelines.

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Vince Li granted walks around unfenced mental health facility

  1. If the opposition want stronger laws then when summers over propose a real tough one and we will see if you are serious or just doing your political thing.You do not seem to willingly support reasonable laws without watering them down.Here is the chance to show your stuff.!!

    • gar, In the surreal landscape that is Manitoba, the government is orange and the opposition PC.

  2. Victor Li in an unfenced facility? Have the CCRB folks lost their heads?

    • Looks that way, I would think is just common sense to take precautions!

    • I thought the same thing…what the victim's family must be thinking/feeling I can't even imagine.

      • Apparently he has ''Escorted'' walks, I would like to know how long it will be before he fits the criteria for unescorted walks.

        • Presumably not "escorted bus rides".

        • Hopefully minus the sword.

        • As long as it takes for the medication to kick in.

    • I see what you did there.

      • What !.. Who me ?

    • "hats" off to Crit

  3. Li wasn't found criminally responsible for the killing, but the story says he was. Might want to fix that.

    • And the government announced this on the anniversary of the crime. Too bad that can't be fixed.

  4. The Conservative opposition Progressive has suggested the government transfer Li, who was found criminally responsible for stabbing and decapitating Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus exactly two years ago, to a fenced-in facility before taking any chances.

    Two things, he was found not criminally responsible. And I'm pretty sure it's the Progressive Conservative opposition, not the Conservative opposition Progressive. Then again, it's Friday before a long weekend, and the summer student hired to do the proof-reading may have cut out a bit early today.

    • To be young young and have the devil may care attitude….might be downstairs sorting mail come Tuesday morning though !

  5. This isn't something we "need to know". Why does anyone outside of the immediate situation give a crap about this? Like there isn't anything going on the the world that we really should be aware of.

  6. I agree totally with this decision as it makes it much, much easier for someone to shoot him between the f%^king eyes.

  7. …they guy should be fed rat meat and made to drink recycled water…his own…wonder does his imprisonment abscond him from being sued.by the affected family? they should and rightly so..or greyhound bus lines….right?

  8. Maybe the men of Tim's family should go for a walk around the yard of the Facility that Li is in, and take him for an extra long walk out into the woods and show him a little redneck justice. I mean, if our governments and court systems had any bit of balls whatsoever, this scumbag would have been drawn and quartered a long time ago. Sometimes it really sucks being a Canadian. Everybody is so politically correct these days. If that was my brother that Li done that to, I would have cut him to ribbons by now. There, post that McLean's. I double dare ya. FHH

  9. I realize I'm pretty Cynical about a lot of things, but it would not surprise me in the least to see this animal released at some point!