Man who beheaded fellow bus passenger wins right to supervised walks

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Winnipeg -

The man who beheaded a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba has won the right to have escorted walks.
The Criminal Code Review Board of Manitoba has approved a plan to let Vince Li walk around the grounds of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as long as he is escorted by two staff members.
Li has been in a locked portion of the centre since he was found not criminally responsible for the killing of Tim McLean in July, 2008.
The idea of allowing him outside walks has stirred up controversy, because the hospital grounds are not fenced in.
Manitoba's Opposition Progressive Conservatives want Li shipped out of the province to a more secure hospital.

Organizations: Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Geographic location: Manitoba, Winnipeg

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  • Linda D
    June 07, 2011 - 21:42

    Where is the justice for Tim's family. Imagine having to live with the thought the man who cut their son's head off could get day passes or even let out. Where is the justice? Being mentally ill is no reason to let him out he will go off his meds again. So tired of our lack of justice.

  • Joe it all
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    They better put the SOB in chains and on a short leash!!! I can't beleive he would be allowed any privledges already!

  • jason
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Maybe a long walk off a short bridge would be in order in the case.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Look out Manitoba, better head for the hills.

  • Whaddaya At ?
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    The dopes on the Criminal Code Review Board are the ones who should get escorted walks, right out the door. They've given a psychotic killer who beheaded and ate parts of his victim's body, the right to walk, escorted, around hospital grounds that are not fenced. The Board's decision was, no doubt, based on opinions from psychiatrists, the
    ' experts ' who also provide their opinions to the National Parole Board.
    How many times have they released someone who, in their opinion, is a ' low risk to re-offend,' only to have that person go bananas and kill again ? For the most part, they're working in the dark and too many times their predictions are hit or miss.

  • Wayne P
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Rights? The Right to supervised walks? His rights should have been null and void after he performed that sick and irreversible act. Walks today, day pass tomorrow, full pardon in a few years. You tools on the Review Board should try to imagine being on the bus when your boy did his thing. Then make your decision. Justice.......... lol funny.

  • Joe it all
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    They better put the SOB in chains and on a short leash!!! I can't beleive he would be allowed any privledges already!

  • jason
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Maybe a long walk off a short bridge would be in order in the case.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Look out Manitoba, better head for the hills.

  • Whaddaya At ?
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    The dopes on the Criminal Code Review Board are the ones who should get escorted walks, right out the door. They've given a psychotic killer who beheaded and ate parts of his victim's body, the right to walk, escorted, around hospital grounds that are not fenced. The Board's decision was, no doubt, based on opinions from psychiatrists, the
    ' experts ' who also provide their opinions to the National Parole Board.
    How many times have they released someone who, in their opinion, is a ' low risk to re-offend,' only to have that person go bananas and kill again ? For the most part, they're working in the dark and too many times their predictions are hit or miss.

  • Wayne P
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Rights? The Right to supervised walks? His rights should have been null and void after he performed that sick and irreversible act. Walks today, day pass tomorrow, full pardon in a few years. You tools on the Review Board should try to imagine being on the bus when your boy did his thing. Then make your decision. Justice.......... lol funny.