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Man stabbed, killed and beheaded on Greyhound bus in Canada

Post by FireangelX on Sat 02 Aug 2008, 6:49 pm

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A 40-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder Friday in connection with the stabbing and beheading death of his seatmate on a Greyhound Canada bus, authorities said.


Vince Weiguang Li of Edmonton, Alberta, stood silent before a judge Friday in the Provincial Court of Manitoba in Portage la Prairie, the Associated Press reported.

A prosecutor sought a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant, but the judge said he'd wait until Li had obtained an attorney, AP reported. Li is due back in court Tuesday.

The body of the 22-year-old male victim is to be autopsied Friday, police said. The victim's name was not released.



However, the Canadian Press named the dead man as Tim McLean, 22, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.



McLean was repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated by the man sitting next to him on a Greyhound Canada bus Thursday west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba.





Garnet Caton, who was sitting in front of McLean, talked of a "bloodcurdling scream" when the attack began.



"It was like something between a dog howling and a baby crying, I guess you could say," Caton said. "I don't think it will leave me for a while."



Passengers exited the bus, and a trucker who stopped provided wrenches and crowbars to several of them so they could keep the suspect on the bus until police came, witnesses told Canadian TV.



The attacker was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff, during which he remained in the bus with the victim's body. Police said Thursday he was seized after he broke a window and attempted to jump from the vehicle.



Several media outlets named McLean as the victim and said he had been returning home after working on a booth at an Alberta fair.

William Caron, 23, of Winnipeg, told Canadian Press he had known McLean since they went to school together.



"I knew he was coming back from the [exhibition]. ... My brother was supposed to go meet him at the bus depot and he never showed up. And then my younger brother and my other brother went to go to his parents' place to see if they know anything, and they saw a bunch of news people there. And then they asked at his parents' and that's how we found out," Caron said.



By early Friday there were scores of condolence messages on Facebook groups set up to remember McLean.



Caron and his wife, Jodi, were among the first to leave notes.



"We love you so much," wrote Jodi. "The kids will miss you so much and so will William and I. You were a great person, always happy and loved and had an amazing personality."



"I can't believe this is happening," wrote Leah Dryburgh of Winnipeg. "Tim, you were the best guy ever. You didn't deserve this at all."

Witnesses on the bus said McLean had been sleeping with his head leaning against the window when the attack happened.



Colwell said there was no immediate indication of what prompted the attack. He said he didn't know how many times the victim was stabbed. Witnesses described the weapon as a large butcher-type knife.



Colwell praised the "extraordinary" calmness and bravery of the bus driver and passengers.



"What you saw and what you experienced would shake the most seasoned police officer. And yet I'm told that each of you acted swiftly, calmly and bravely," Colwell said. "As a result, no one else was injured."



The bus was traveling along the Trans-Canada Highway from Edmonton to Winnipeg, and was about 45 minutes from its destination when the attack occurred, Greyhound spokeswoman Abby Wambaugh said in Dallas, Texas.



Caton told the AP that the attacker didn't sit near the victim when he first got on the bus, about an hour before the attack.



"He sat in the front at first; everything was normal," Caton said. "We went to the next stop, and he got off and had a smoke with another young lady there. When he got on the bus again, he came to the back near where I was sitting. He put his bags in the overhead compartment.



He didn't say a word to anybody. He seemed totally normal."



Half an hour later, the attack began, Caton told the AP. "There was no rage or anything. He was like a robot, stabbing the guy."

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Post by FireangelX on Sat 02 Aug 2008, 6:54 pm

totally freaky!

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Post by Taikenzor on Wed 06 Aug 2008, 4:04 pm

extremely... mass blood site is too much for me to see... I guess because I'm used to blood being red... but that was just plain wrong...

Could you imagine this happening to you... i mean in front of you?

That would probably take some serious months of therapy.
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