Li murder trial begins this morning
Two doctors as witnesses and no one else.
'I don't think mental illness ought to absolve you of your responsibilities" Carol De Delley said Sunday. "Once the crime has been committed, I still believe they need to be held responsible, otherwise what sort of a message are you sending?"
Here is the disconnect, this sentence sums it up. Carol DeDelley thinks mental illness should not absolve you of your responsibilites. Now, who is claiming Vince Li is NOT responsible for this terrible murder? No one. Not one person. His own lawyers acknowledge he committed this act, their is NO disputing that. Therefore they understand he is the perpetrator and is responsible.
The message being sent is Vince Li will be punished, he will be incarcerated.
Experts anticipate Li's lawyers, who have said they don't dispute Li is responsible for McLean's death, will try to prove that, because of mental-health issues, Li was not criminally responsible for his actions.
What seems to be the issue for Mrs DeDelley is the criminal responsibility. To be criminally responsible one has to be cognizant, aware. Was Li? It doesn't seem so.
So how can he possibley be found to be criminally responsible? He can't. But that doesn't change the fact that he is responsible and will be incarcerated for the rest of his life.
Does Mrs Delley want to punish mentally ill people for being brain diseased/damaged?
Mrs DeDelley says there is no punishment sufficient enough for the murder of her child. I agree. There never would be, there never could be a sufficient punishment for such a crime. But why tie a beloved childs name to a cruel law, a law that would be injust and a step backwards in the history of humankind??
Well anyway, lets see how this trial comes along..
I am curious will we learn anything of Vince Li's past?? I have always wondered if he had a military background?