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Doctors advise more outings for man who beheaded fellow bus passenger

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 14 (UPI) — A man who beheaded a fellow Canadian bus passenger should be allowed to spend more supervised time in the outside world, his treatment team recommends.

Two psychiatrists taking care of Vince Li at the Selkirk Mental Health Center told a review board that Li has stopped having hallucinations and has been a model patient, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The 45-year-old Li was confined to the center after he was found not criminally responsible for beheading Tim McLean, 22, on a Greyhound bus in July 2008.

Li suffers from schizophrenia.

Dr. Steven Kremer told the Criminal Code Review Board Monday that Li scored very low on several tests for risk of violence, adding there is no evidence he would try to escape if taken on outings to Lockport and Winnipeg.

The board examines Li’s condition annually and will make a decision on the recommendation next week.

Crown counsel Susan Helenchilde reminded the board of the magnitude of the attack on McLean, calling it one of the most “macabre crimes” ever committed in Manitoba.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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