Vince Li, the man accused of killing and beheading fellow Greyhound bus passenger 22-year-old Tim McLean on July 30, did not appear in court as scheduled on Monday. Li was supposed to appear in court on Sept. 8, but his psychiatric assessment had not been completed at that time. He was supposed to appear again on Monday. While the assessment is now complete, according to lawyers on the case, Li's case is still being assessed, and not ready for the courtroom as of Monday. No information from the report can be revealed at this time under the privacy and protection act as it is feared any information from the report could prejudice Li's case.or this news story:Vince Li To Stand Trial
According to sources at the courthouse, Li is co-operating fully with psychiatrists and lawyers.
Gordon Bates, one of the lawyers assigned to Li's case, said, "We are prepared to consent to his committal to stand trial on second degree murder."
Li's case will next appear in Court of Queen's Bench on Nov. 6 in Portage la Prairie. This date is to establish the trial date to decide if he is criminally responsible for his actions. Li will not be appearing.
A man accused of beheading a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus will stand trial for second-degree murder.
The decision was made Monday at a Portage la Prairie court hearing for Vincent Li, who is accused of killing Tim McLean in July. Defence lawyers Alan Libman and Gordon Bates say the trial will hinge on whether their client should be deemed criminally responsible.
The lawyers and the Crown have agreed not to release details of Li's court-ordered psychiatric assessment because it could be prejudicial to his trial. They also say Li is co-operating with authorities and is not under a suicide watch.The case is to return to court Nov. 6.
Here is what some of us had to say on the first appearance