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Accused killer enters psychiatric facility
What I am surprised at is the lack of news coverage on this move regarding Vince Li.
WINNIPEG - The man accused of beheading a fellow Greyhound bus passenger last month, and eating parts of the victim's body, has agreed to be represented by a lawyer, Canwest News Service has learned.
Vincent Li was also recently moved from a Manitoba jail to a locked psychiatric facility.
The developments come as Li continues to meet with medical officials for a court-ordered mental-health evaluation that will determine if he will stand trial for the July 29 killing of 22-year-old Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus.
Moved from a jail to a psychiatric hospital? Why? Governments have incarcerated plenty of mentally ill persons in jails. Is this for the purpose of the evaluation? Is this a common practice? Will Vince Li be medicated while at this facility? I would assume so. I also wondered if he was medicated while in jail? If he is being medicated, it may explain his inability to communicate. Though it could also impede his ability to communicate to his lawyer or communicate in the courtroom.
Defence lawyer Alan Libman confirmed Monday he expects to act on behalf of Li, who made it clear during his last court appearance that he didn't want any legal help.
On that day, another lawyer had tried to speak with Li, but told the judge his attempts had failed. Li continued to communicate only through grunts and shakes of his head, except to quickly say, "Please kill me," before a packed courtroom gallery.
Libman wouldn't comment on an specific dealings with Li, or what changed the situation. Libman said his employer, Legal Aid Manitoba, wasn't going to turn its back on Li after his initial rejection of help.
"Not in a situation like this," he said.Libman said he hasn't spoken with Li's wife, Anna, and doesn't know if she has returned to Winnipeg to meet with her husband.
Is this unusual at his point in time?
Libman was asked if he planned to make a bail application for Li.
"Absolutely not," he said.
An issue in this case is expected to be whether Li can be found criminally responsible for McLean's slaying. If not, he would be moved to a mental-health facility for an indeterminate period of time.
Li was initially being held on 24-hour suicide watch at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
But after his last court appearance - and the judge's order for an assessment - Li was moved to the PX3 unit at the Health Sciences Centre, which is Winnipeg's only secure forensic psychiatric ward.
If Li is found NOT criminally responsible for McLeans slaying will there even be a trial ?
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