40 year old Vince Weiguang Li, the man who stabbed and beheaded Tim McLean aboard a Greyhound bus in Canada has asked the judge to … “Please Kill Me.” Honestly, the hell with the psych exam and let’s abide by this sick individuals wishes. Let’s save the tax payers money and put Vince Weiguang Li down like a rabid animal. Vince Weiguang Li has more than earned the right to be killed.
Vince Weiguang Li is charged with the second degree murder of 22 year old Tim McLean. Vince Weiguang Li has been on suicide watch since he was arrested. Why? Don’t take his shoe laces away. In Fact leave him some rope, pills and a knife. Let’s just cut to the chase … GUILTY!
Vince Weiguang Li
At the Provincial Court of Manitoba prosecutors asked the judge for a mental evaluation on Li, who emigrated to Canada from China in 2004.
Prosecutor Joyce Dalmyn revealed new details about the attack, which occurred last Wednesday night.
She said Li had a plastic bag containing his victim’s ear, nose and part of a mouth in his pocket when officers arrested him.
The only response officers received from him was: “‘I have to stay on the bus forever.”
Li is charged with second-degree murder and is yet to enter a plea. Since his arrest he has refused to speak to prosecutors or to his court-appointed lawyer.
When asked by Provincial Court of Manitoba Judge Michel Chartier if he wanted a lawyer, Li shook his head and then quietly said: “Please kill me.” (Sky News)
The new details of this case will certainly make people think about what type of nut job is sitting nest to them whether they be on a bus, a train or a plane. One never knows just what type of imbalanced person might be just an arm’s length away. Vince Weiguang Li has yet to provide a motive or any reason why he committed the heinous act that he did.
Court was told Mr. Li spent four days in a Canadian psychiatric facility at some point, but the Crown is still trying to determine where and when. Crown lawyer Joyce Dalmyn said Mr. Li has not yet offered any explanation for what occurred aboard Greyhound 1170.
“No explanation, no note, almost nothing verbal,” Ms. Dalmyn said. “There is nothing to indicate it’s anything other than a random and unprovoked attack.”
Meanwhile, new details have emerged about how Mr. Li spent the 24 hours before Mr. McLean was killed, including that he spent a night on a public bench, sold a laptop to a teenager that contained personal letters and photos, as well as a note that expressed feelings of guilt at leaving China, and confusion about life in Canada.
UPDATE I: Don’t Miss the Dana Pretzer Show Tonight, 8/6/08, 9PM. Dana interviews Mike McIntyre, Canadian Crime Reporter on the bizarre murder of Tim McLean by Vince Weiguang Li. Podcast will be available afterwards. Criminal Profiler Pat Brown will also be discussing this disturbing and bizarre case.
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UPDATE II: Timeline to the Greyhound bus murder case