Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday Not Funnies

This has nothing to do with sports, but.....wow.

Greyhound Scraps Ads After Canada Bus Beheading.

Ironic and absolutely horrifying at the same time.

Vince Weiguang Li, who immigrated to Canada from China in 2004, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean. He has yet to enter a plea.

Thirty-seven passengers were aboard the Greyhound from Edmonton, Alberta, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, as it traveled at night along a desolate stretch of the TransCanada Highway about 12 miles from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Witnesses said Li attacked McLean unprovoked, stabbing him dozens of times.

As horrified passengers fled the bus, Li severed McLean's head, displaying it to some of the passengers outside the bus, witnesses said.

A police officer at the scene reported seeing the attacker hacking off pieces of the victim's body and eating them, according to a police report.

Wow. Just wow. I'm not a criminal attorney in Canada, but if that's a second-degree murder, what the hell qualifies as first-degree murder?

5 comments:

D'Amico's one good year said...

Premeditation. Dude is so f'd up that they don't want to charge him with premeditated murder b/c it's doubtful he has the mental capacity to have planned that out ahead of time.

Anonymous said...

New slogan: 300 million miles, only one decapitaiton. Cut us a break, eh?

brad said...

Not from a carnie bum...no way.

D'Amico's one good year said...

I think of it this way- one less gruesome murder in Wisconsin. We have something of a history for whackjobs...

marshalledwards said...

How big is the market for decapitators and cannibals? Perhaps Greyhound could 'carve out' a niche here (pun intended).