Friday, August 1, 2008

More on the Greyhound Canada Bus Tragedy

Both the alleged killer and victim have been identified in Wednesday's gruesome beheading of a passenger aboard a Greyhound Bus traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg.

The victim has been identified as Tim McLean, Jr, who was 22. He had been working at a number of carnivals throughout western Canada and was returning home to Winnipeg when he met his fate.

The RCMP have charged Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, Alberta of second degree murder. He is due to be arraigned in court today. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, second degree murder is punishable by imprisonment for life although can be eligible for parole in as early as 10 years. There is no death penalty in Canada.

Don't be surprised if Li's attorney pleads insanity on behalf of his client.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it quite ironic that all the passengers on the bus could do was flee in terror. They had nothing to stop the assailant with . If just one of the people on the bus had a CCW permit and was armed the perp could have been incapacitated and the victim possibly saved. Five years ago I would have said no one needs to carry a gun, but after doing the research on both CCW and open carry I can be called a "converted Canadian" Hopefully our country will come to it's senses. However I am 44 yrs old and don't think I will live long enough to see Canada become logical regarding CCW.