Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Chinese immigrant who stabbed, beheaded, and partially cannibalized a fellow Greyhound bus passenger in a terrifying random attack in 2008 has been granted an absolute discharge by authorities in Canada, meaning that he will no longer be subject to any court-ordered monitoring

That includes monitoring to check whether he is taking his daily medication to treat schizophrenia. Matt Baker, an immigrant from China who changed his name from Vince Li after the attack, was found not criminally responsible for the killing in 2009 and spent seven years in a psychiatric hospital before he was allowed to live independently in Winnipeg recently. Baker has said that he thought he heard the voice of God ordering him to kill 22-year-old carnival worker Tim McLean. McLean's mother has argued against granting Baker a total discharge, saying that he might stop taking his medication. "I have no words," she said after the ruling. I am beginning to think that we may need to build two border walls.

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