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Canada bus beheading verdict due
A verdict is due in the trial of a man who beheaded a fellow passenger on an inter-city Greyhound bus in Canada.

A judge will rule whether immigrant Vince Weiguang Li was criminally responsible for the killing.

Mr Li has admitted to murdering Tim McLean but pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the attack.

The prosecution and defence agreed that Mr Li, 41, is schizophrenic. The court heard that Mr Li had claimed that God had instructed him to kill Mr McLean.

Psychiatrists testifying for both the prosecution and the defence told the court that Mr Li, a Chinese immigrant, did not know what he was doing when he killed Mr McLean.

Dr Jonathan Rootenberg, for the defence, said Mr Li claimed to hear the voice of God telling him to kill Mr Mclean or risk being killed himself.

"The voice said: 'Do it now... If you don't, he's going to kill you.'"

Dr Stanley Yaren, for the prosecution, said Mr Li was undergoing a major psychotic episode including auditory hallucinations.

Furthermore, Mr Li believed his victim had supernatural powers and would come back to life if he did not cut him apart and spread his body parts around, Dr Yaren said.

Frenzied attack

The attack on 30 July last year took place in front of terrified passengers as the bus travelled through a stretch of Canada's vast prairies.

The court heard the details of the attack in a statement of fact agreed to by the prosecution and defence.

Mr Li, a former church custodian and computer programmer who immigrated to Canada in 2001, stabbed Mr McLean, who was sitting next to him, 50 or 60 times before cutting off his head and removing internal organs.

The attack began without warning. Alerted by screams from the victim, the driver stopped the bus and fled with the other passengers as Mr Li continued his attack.

Police documents said Mr Li appeared to "smell, and then eat parts of Tim McLean's flesh" as they surrounded him in the bus 90km (55 miles) west of Winnipeg.

Body parts were found in plastic bags throughout the bus and the victim's nose and tongue and one his ears were found in Mr Li's pocket, police said.

Mr Li, who had been locked in the bus , was apprehended as he tried to leave by a window.

He was later heard in a pre-trial hearing to plead "please kill me".

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/7925085.stm

Published: 2009/03/04 23:41:58 GMT

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Fuck rotting in jail. Take the crazy fucker out back and shoot him. Or better yet butcher him up like he did to that poor kid.
 

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It's a little more complicated than him having a knife which would justify the RCMP shooting him on scene. I do think he should get what he deserves for his actions, and it's foolish the way the court system works sometimes. I just hope they lock him up in a crazy house so he doesn't have the chance to 'hear GOD' tell him to kill another innocent person.
 

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So, Ive got a friend in a lenghty court case, long story short, he got run over by a car, and aparantly driving over my friend was "self defense" So the next time someone pisses me off, Im just going to hop in my truck, run the guy over, and tell the cops that god told me to defend myself because the guy had super human powers, and if i didnt pin him under the wheel of my truck, he would have come back to life and killed me back. I'll get off without any punishement? Great fucking justice system we've got on our hands
 

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Im not sure exactly, his first 2 weeks in court was in the municipal courtroom, his second 2 weeks were in a provincal court, and the next time he goes back its going to be in the supreme court.
 
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