Greyhound Bus Beheading in Canada, Vince Weiguang Li Accused of Second Degree Murder (Victim: Tim McLean)
Bizarre does not even begin to describe the following story where 40 year old Vince Weiguang Li beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in Canada. The stabbing and beheading took place Wednesday night aboard a Greyhound bus as it traveled a desolate stretch of the TransCanada Highway about 12 miles from Portage La Prairie.The 40 year old suspect was arrested in the beheading. Authorities have not named the victim in this sick and bizarre murder; however, friends have said that the victims name was Tim McLean.
Canadian police near Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, on Thursday inspect the Greyhound bus on which a passenger was beheaded.
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Authorities have not released the victim’s name but friends identified him as Tim McLean and said he was headed to Winnipeg after working with the carnival in Edmonton.
William Caron, 23, said McLean was quiet, though he liked to socialize with friends. He was small _ about 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds and tended to stay away from a fight, Caron said.
“All the time I’ve known Tim, he’s never been the type of guy to get into a fight with. He always kept to himself when there’s strangers around,” Caron said.
Friends started a Facebook group called “R.I.P. Tim” after news of the attack. (Washington Post)
Murder suspect, 40 year old Vince Weiguang Li of Edmonton, Alberta
Vince Weiguang Li, the suspect in the bus beheading was in court in Manitoba, Canada and charged with second degree murder. His motive was not known for this heinous act committed. It continually astounds just how dark come peoples souls truly are.
Vince Weiguang Li, 40, is accused of second-degree murder. The motive for the attack is not known.
Mr Li said nothing in court but nodded when asked if he was exercising his right to remain silent.
Police have not yet formally identified the victim but friends have named him as 22-year old Tim McLean.
Tim McLean is seen in this undated handout photo with the daughter of his friend William Caron. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – William Caron
McLean was repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated by the man sitting next to him on a Greyhound Canada bus Thursday west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba.
Garnet Caton, who was sitting in front of McLean, talked of a “bloodcurdling scream” when the attack began.
“It was like something between a dog howling and a baby crying, I guess you could say,” Caton said. “I don’t think it will leave me for a while.”
Passengers exited the bus, and a trucker who stopped provided wrenches and crowbars to several of them so they could keep the suspect on the bus until police came, witnesses told Canadian TV.
- Tim McLean, Rest in peace.
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THE family of a 22-year-old Canadian man who was beheaded by a fellow passenger on a bus made a plea for privacy as more gruesome details of the crime were revealed.
A policeman reported seeing the attacker hacking off pieces of the victim and eating them, according to a tape leaked on the internet.
In the leaked tape of police radio transmissions, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer refers to the attacker as “Badger” and says he is armed with a knife and a pair of scissors and “is defiling the body at the front of the bus as we speak.
“OK, Badger’s at the back of the bus, hacking off pieces and eating it,” he says at the end of the recording of about 80 seconds.
Police issued a statement saying they were aware portions of the tape had been leaked.
UPDATE IV: PLEAE KILL ME … What are we waiting for … a Public Stoning May be in order.
UPDATE V: Don’t Miss the Dana Pretzer Show Tonight, 8/6/08, 9PM. Dana Inteviews Mike McIntyre, Canadian Crime Reporter on the bizarre murder of Tim McLean by Vince Weiguang Li. Podcast will be available afterwards.