Vince Li granted walks around unfenced mental health facility

Opposition calls for bus beheader to be transferred to higher security facility

Vince Li, the man behind the grisly bus beheading in Manitoba in 2008, has been granted escorted walks around the unfenced grounds of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, a Winnipeg-area mental health facility. The Conservative opposition Progressive has suggested the government transfer Li, who was found criminally responsible for stabbing and decapitating Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus exactly two years ago, to a fenced-in facility before taking any chances. But Manitoba Attorney General Andrew Swan rejected the idea, pointing out decisions about Li’s custody are not made by the province, but by the Criminal Code Review Board, an independent body that operates under federal guidelines.

CBC News

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