Vince Weiguang Li, Canadian Beheading Murderer Suspect Cannot be Deported … He is a Canadian Citizen
Think Canada may be reevaluating the death penalty?
As the family of Tim McLean and 600 in attendance lay him to rest in a quiet and subdued funeral, Canada must decide what to do with Vince Weiguang Li, the sick and twisted beheading murderer. May Tim McLean rest in eternal peace.
Vince Weiguang Li has been charged with second degree murder. Some in Canada have suggested that this Vince Weiguang Li never be allowed to walk the streets of Canada and be deported. However, that is never going to happen. Vince Weiguang Li cannot be deported back to China as he became a Canadian citizen nearly two years ago.
According to sources, Li became a full-fledged citizen on Nov. 7, 2006. It was around this time he left his wife and moved to Edmonton, where he worked various jobs including in the automotive department at Wal-Mart and delivering newspapers and flyers.
As a citizen, Li is entitled to full immunity from deportation regardless of the outcome of his criminal case.
His mental health is expected to be the only issue as the case moves forward. Those who got to know Li in Winnipeg believe he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia but that he rejected suggestions to go see a doctor.
His wife has told police Li spent four days in an unidentified psychiatric facility. RCMP are investigating that claim.
Canada presently does not have the death penalty and in a Gallup poll in 2004 only 48% were in favor of it. After the heinous murder of Tim McLean aboard a Greyhound bus by Vince Weiguang Li, many Canadians may have a change of position on the death penalty issue. After all, Vince Weiguang Li stated that he wanted to be killed. Canada find itself in a situation. Look at the predicament that Canada finds them self in by having no death penalty. Vince Weiguang Li could be deemed unfit to stand trial due to mental illness, or found not criminally responsible, or found guilty and only serve a short period of time.
In Canada, he’s either fit to stand trial and can be convicted, acquitted or found not criminally responsible. Or he can be deemed unfit to stand trial because of mental illness.
Either way, if he’s found not criminally responsible, he’s off to the nut farm where mental health officials decide when — or if — he’s ever let out.
And that’s the part that scares the hell out of me.
If Li is found not criminally responsible for his actions and sent to a mental institute, he could — someday — be walking the streets again.
Similarly, if he’s found guilty of second-degree murder, he could be eligible for parole after only 10 years in prison.