Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Li's legal treatment after Greyhound killing

  • Print

July 30, 2008 -- Vince Li boards a westbound Greyhound Canada bus and takes a seat next to Tim McLean, 22, one row in front of the bathroom. While McLean dozes, Li stabs him to death. At this point, the bus is just west of Portage la Prairie. Li beheads and cannibalizes McLean and parades up and down the bus brandishing McLean's head.

July 31, 2008 -- Li attempts to escape from the bus by breaking through a window. He is Tasered twice, placed in the back of a police cruiser and arrested.

March 5, 2009 -- Li, 40, is found not criminally responsible for McLean's murder. A psychiatrist who testifies at the trial diagnoses Li as having schizophrenia. Li is remanded to a high-security mental-health facility in Selkirk.

June 3, 2010 -- Li is granted supervised outdoor walks within his mental-health facility after approval by the provincial review board.

June, 4, 2010 -- Provincial Justice Minister Andrew Swan overrules the review board's decision until security improvements are made at the centre. They include training 11 security officers at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as special constables. Two of them and a health worker are required to accompany Li on walks on the grounds.

June 2010 -- Swan phones and writes to federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson about the concerns for public safety regarding the review board's decision, saying the "demonstrably unfit" order "seriously undermines public confidence in the Canadian system of justice."

May 29, 2011 -- A doctor testifies Li deserves expanded privileges at Selkirk, including a reduced level of supervision while on escorted passes within the facility. He describes Li as a "model patient."

July 2011 -- Li is allowed passes out of his locked forensic unit to walk on hospital grounds, provided he is directly supervised by a peace officer.

May 14, 2012 -- Li appears in court for his annual review board hearing. His treatment team makes two major recommendations. The first involves giving him general supervision just like any other patient at the hospital. The second proposes he be allowed to take 30-minute excursions away from the hospital to Selkirk while accompanied by a peace officer and a nurse. Doctors say those passes could be extended by up to 15 minutes per week if there are no incidents and he continues to make progress.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 18, 2012 A5

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Can Steeves or Bowman catch Wasylycia-Leis?

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  070527 The 21st Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Assiniboine Park. The Orlan Ukrainian Dancers perform on stage.
  • PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 070619 LIGHTNING ILLUMINATES AN ABANDONED GRAIN ELEVATOR IN THE VILLAGE OF SANFORD ABOUT 10PM TUESDAY NIGHT AS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS PASSED NEAR WINNIPEG JUST TO THE NORTH OF THIS  SITE.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should panhandling at intersections be banned?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google