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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Nutjob Gets Off After Beheading

OK, my title has a couple of double entendres in there. Sorry about that. You know.... I don't care if he is insane. This guy needs to be locked away without the possibility of him ever seeing the light of day again.

A Canadian judge ruled Thursday that a man accused of beheading and
cannibalizing a fellow Greyhound bus passenger is not criminally responsible due
to mental illness. The decision means Chinese immigrant Vince Li will be treated
in a mental institution instead of going to prison. The family of victim Tim
McLean said Li got away with murder.

"A crime was still committed here, a murder still occurred," said Carol
deDelley, McLean's mother. "There was nobody else on that bus holding a knife,
slicing up my child."

Li stabbed McLean dozens of times and dismembered his body last July
while horrified passengers fled.

Justice John Scurfield said the attack was "barbaric" but "strongly
suggestive of a mental disorder."

"He did not appreciate the actions he committed were morally wrong,"
Scurfield said.
Both the prosecution and the defense argued Li can't be held
responsible because he had schizophrenia and believed God wanted him to kill
McLean because the young man was evil.