Schizophrenic Man Who Beheaded Bus Passenger Walks Free

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Contributed by Michael Cost

A Canadian man who beheaded and ate part of his victim on a bus has now been set free, with no further monitoring.

In 2008, while a Greyhound bus drove down a street in the province of Manitoba, Canada, a schizophrenic man who was “hearing voices” telling him to kill the passenger next to him or “die immediately,” was riding on that bus.

Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, proceeded to adhere to the demands of the voice in his head and brutally attacked Tim McLean, a 22-year-old carnival worker who had never before met Mr. Baker in his life. Baker repeatedly stabbed McLean, and eventually beheaded the man as terrified passengers fled the bus.

Manitoba officials have now freed and granted an absolute discharge to Mr. Baker after Canadian Criminal Code Review Board concluded that it “is of the opinion that the weight of evidence does not substantiate that Mr. Baker poses a significant threat to the safety of the public.”

Following the attack, Baker had been kept in a secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.  However, due to his illness of schizophrenia, he was found to be “not criminally responsible” for the act on the Greyhound bus that day.

Each year following until present time, Baker was monitored, and his privileges were increased every year, citing good behavior. He was given the freedom to have his own apartment and move about the public freely, and has been doing so ever since.   

“I was confident based on the evidence that was presented to them,” said Alan Libman, Baker’s attorney, to the Winnipeg Sun.

“There was no contrary point of view provided. No one who has worked with him believes he’s a danger to anyone; no one who has worked with him has anything negative to say. He’s been hard-working, compliant, and has done everything that’s been asked of him,” he said.

H/T: RT News

Carol de Delley, the victim’s mother, posted the following on her facebook page:

The public has expressed outrage and concern on Twitter:

 

 







 

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