Behead a stranger in Canada = 8 years in jail?.

Canada man who beheaded bus passenger granted freedom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38945061

Sorry if this has already been posted but I couldn't see it on the app if it has. 

 

A man with schizophrenia who beheaded a fellow bus passenger in Canada in 2008 has been granted freedom.
Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Weiguang Li, killed 22-year-old Tim McLean after hearing what he thought was "the voice of God".
He was deemed not criminally responsible and received mental health treatment. 

A review board in Manitoba ordered his discharge - without monitoring - saying he did not pose a significant threat. 
Mr McLean's mother, who had opposed granting Mr Baker freedom, said she had "no words" following the decision on Friday. 
"I have no comment today," Carol de Delley wrote on Facebook.
'Alien attack'
The attack took place in front of horrified passengers as the inter-city Greyhound bus travelled past Portage la Prairie, about 70km (40 miles) west of Winnipeg.
Mr Baker, a former church custodian and computer programmer who emigrated from China to Canada in 2001, repeatedly stabbed Mr McLean, who was sitting next to him, before cutting off his head and removing internal organs.

The attack began without warning. Alerted by screams from the victim, the driver stopped the bus and fled with the passengers as he continued his attack.
In 2009, Mr Baker was found not criminally responsible for the killing. He then spent seven years in treatment in a secure wing of a psychiatric hospital.
In an interview with a schizophrenia society in 2012, he said he heard what he believed was "the voice of God".
"The voice told me that I was the third story of the Bible, that I was like the second coming of Jesus [and that] I was to save people from a space alien attack."
He also said he was "really sorry" for what he had done.
Mr Baker was allowed last year to live on his own apartment in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but was still subject to monitoring to ensure he took his medication.

Our legal system is a joke.

 

 

 

 

I remember when that happened too.

Hopefully rehab will get him headed in the right direction.

I No Kung Foo -

Hopefully rehab will get him headed in the right direction.

Haha. Cutting!

Unbelievable. I have sympathy for anyone suffering from mental illness but I have more sympathy for the poor bastard who sat next to this guy on the bus and had his head sawn off while he slept. 

 

I realise that that in cases of mental illness deterrent doesn't work but what about public protection?

My Mrs is a Forensic psychologist who's job is to "treat" people like this guy and even she thinks it's a ridiculous decision to let him out so soon. 

 

If if someone did this to a family member I don't think I could let it go. I'm well aware that we're all only a traumatic brain injury away from being a monster but fuck releasing people like this. 

8 years is cool. Obviously it was the bad part of the dudes brain that killed, not the actual part he can control. No reason to hold him responsible for something he has no authority over!!

Cops should have just killed him at the scene.

The way I see it, caught in the act = No need for courts and trials.

The fact that he is mental means absolutely nothing to me.

He should NOT be alive any longer while Tim McLean's family has to live with the memory of their loved one being hacked up like that.