17 May 2012

Oh, c'mon... it's not like he...

...oh... my... gawd...

A man who beheaded and cannibalized a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba has won his bid to leave the grounds of the mental hospital where he is being kept.

The review board says the passes will start at 30 minutes and increase incrementally to a maximum of full days.

But, hey... I'm sure they'll be all over this guy for the rest of his... wait...
Someone who’s been convicted of murder and given a life sentence in Canada spends their life being monitored by the parole system. But an absolute discharge from a review board is just that – people aren’t followed and they don’t have to report to anyone.
I swear... I got nuthin'.


Rich said...

Go "long" on fava bean & Chianti futures.

rob said...

I for one, can hardly wait to see the gems from the usual 'anonymous' trolls, in defense of this guy.

Frances said...

From the reports I read, Mr Li will be accompanied, albeit discretely, during his visits to Selkirk. But there is a much larger issue about medication.

Mr Li had been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia and - I understand - placed on medication. However, he had gone off his meds and was definitely insane when he boarded the bus. So he's done the diagnosis/treatment/everything-fine-as-long-as-he's-on-meds road once already.

The problem is, the meds are really nasty, with the cure being almost worse than the disease. Sure he won't have insane urges, but he'll not feel 'normal' - you'd have to read elsewhere for a detailed description of the side-effects. Apparently, when schizophrenics go off their meds, they experience the 'high' of being normal and aware for some time before descending into insanity again, which is why they go off the meds, despite their best promises. What betting Mr Li, despite what the psychiatrist says, relapses.

Neo Conservative said...

"frances says... which is why they go off the meds, despite their best promises."

so, the only answer is... someone becomes vince li's designated 24/7 guardian and gives their personal guarantee he will take his meds. then if mr li relapses and decapitates and snacks on anyone else's eyeballs, they are, along with mr li's doctors... held culpable for, say negligent homicide.

or he stays in lockup.


Frances said...

Neo - won't happen. The 'experts' will let him loose; he'll relapse; they'll all hold their hands up in horror.

Really do wish the 'experts' who turn such people loose would be truly culpable but won't happen. And really tough for those who do stay on their meds but aren't accepted in their communities.

Anonymous said...

String him up!! Get a rope!!

Oh wait, he was extremely sick, and he believes he'll never know happiness again because of it. Maybe it's not quite as simple as you make it. Quelle surprise.


Neo Conservative said...

"nonny screams... String him up!! Get a rope!!"

who said anything about a rope, nonny? oh, wait... that'd be you.

let's see... he beheaded a sleeping passenger... and ate his eyeballs. what to do?

i'm thinkin' he should be secured in a psychiatric institution for the rest of his life.

you have a problem with that?