I followed it, reformatted it and fixed the typos.
I also have some additional questions
Li in court, the reporter observes his dress, that he has lost weight and is shackled.
Li pleads not guilty.
His Lawyer goes through some of Li's background, that info is not reported on here.
Nor is it covered in this news story
Details about beheading recounted in Winnipeg court
Sole issue for judge is whether accused should be held criminally responsible
“Dalmyn told court about Li's background, which included coming to Canada in 2001 from China and becoming a Canadian citizen in 2005“Any information given regarding his life in China, how he came in as a skilled worker?
Winnipeg Free Press Reporter notes: Li leaves note for his wife “I am gone, don’t look for me. I wish you were happy.
The court hears: Li distraught on bus. Li stabs Maclean with black handled knife, for no apparent reason. Mclean fights back and tries to escape. Li grabs him and continues attack. Li tries to get off bus, is prevented, goes back to behead Mclean. Witnesses see Li with Mcleans head in one hand, knife in the other, he tries to exit bus again and is prevented. Further mutilates Mclean with scissors and knife. Li says he has to stay on the bus forever.(though he has tried to leave twice) Crown says Li ate the body parts. He is seen licking his hands of blood (doesn’t mean he ate anything) Li denies that he did this. Li is tasered as he leaves the bus holding body parts in a bag. 1/3 of Mcleans heart and both his eyes missing, parts never found.
I note here the response, or I should say non-response of the RCMP is not questioned, no surpise there.
Judge calls for recess, when back from recess will start discussing issues of sanity. Did he know right from wrong??
Back to trial
Dr. Stanley Yaren called by the crown takes stand
Yaren tells court he saw Li nineteen times, for a total of 12 hours.
He also spoke to Li’s wife
Yaren says Li suffering severe psychotic disorder, hearing God’s voice, needing to protect himself.
Sat next to Mclean, because Mclean gave him a nod.
Li told Yaren, God told him Mclean was “force of evil” out to kill him.
Li then “commanded” by voice to behead Mclean, so Mclean could not come to life.
Yaren tells Winnipeg court Li is schizophrenic
Can Li be treated for eventual release from secure hospital/facility. Who is asking this question, I am unsure?
Yaren: Li is gentle, polite, humble, respectful of authority and a hard worker
Crown: Why kill Mclean?
Yaren: “He genuinely believed he was about to be executed”
Crown: Why the greyhound bus
Yaren: Didn’t matter . Could be anywhere.
Crown: Why did Li’s illness get worse?
Yaren: Stigma of mental illness. Denial of it. (Is Yaren suggesting the stigma associated with mental illness caused Li to deny his condition?)
Crown: Was McLean’s killing predictable?
Yaren: No, Li had no history of violence
Dr. Stanley Yaren: Says Li mutilated in delusional frenzy so McLean cannot come back to life.
Crown: If Li allowed off GH bus would mutilation happen?
Yaren: We'll never know.
Yaren : Li denies eating body parts of McLean. Appears to be out of mind.?
Crown: What's chance of recovery for Li?
Yaren: Li has potential for significant recovery.
Crown: Is Li faking?
Yaren: Not logical to become monster and then fake it so quickly.
Reporter: Going through Li's prior mental health run-ins in ONT. Few years before McLean's slaying.
But he is not mentioning when , where, ??
The court is told Li diagnosed w/ schizophrenia in ONT. Heard "God's" voice then.
Yaren tells court Li disputed finding and did not need treatment.
Did he actually say a diagnosed schizophrenic did not need treatment, or did he say Li would not get treatment, because I am having a real problem with that comment.
Court hears that while beheading McLean on bus, Li told driver to "Call emergency."
Driver off the bus, did he scream it through the window? Unclear
Yarin tells court Li expressed regret, that maybe he made mistake by listening to "evil god".
Yarin: just recently Li expressed regret for McLean's family.
Yarin: says Li believes he will be punished by God for his deed.
Yarin notes Li is on anti-psychotics.
Yaren: most recent delusion for Li, God tells Li to starve himself to death.
Crown: When can Li be released?
Yaren: We don’t know
Crown: If Li fd NCR where should he be held? (fd??)
Yaren: Secure hospital ward. Li still danger to us and himself.
Yaren:Li a decent person. Li a victim just like Mclean and McLean's family..
Yaren: says McLean's grieving family should not hate Li.
Yaren; don’t hate the person, hate the disease,"
Yaren tells court. "Blame the stigma for people not getting help".
( I agree with that and what a stigma it is!)
Reporter: "if Li not fit to stand trial is up to QB Judge John Scurfield although it appears to be already decided based on testimony."
it was already decided that Li is fit to stand trial, read here:
Accused in bus beheading fit to stand trial
Li's lawyers now in x-exam (cross-examine) of Yaren, hammering home Li was deeply delusional on day McLean killed + mutilated.
Yaren finishes testimony. Yaren ends saying Li thought sun was source of voice in his head.