A sleeping Tim McLean, 22, was sitting next to stranger Vincent Weiguang Li, 40, on a Greyhound bus travelling from Edmonton to Manitoba in Canada, on July 30, 2008, when, without so much as a word, Li pulled out a large knife stood up and repeatedly stabbed McLean in the neck and chest until he was dead. The cries of the sleeping, dying passenger alerted the rest of the people on the bus, most of whom fled the knife-wielding madman, except for two men and the driver, who, unable to rescue McLean, attempted to keep the killer inside to bus until authorities in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, arrived with help. During that time Li decapitated his victim, waving the severed head at the other passengers from inside the locked, disabled bus. He also cannibalized the body and cut off several body parts that he put in his pockets. Li was captured and arrested for the murder, but judged unfit for trial and committed to a mental facility. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. In May 2012 Li, whose doctors doubt he will re offend, was granted supervised leave of the mental facility for short excursions. The public is still so outraged at his crime that doctors doubt they will ever be able to release him.
Check out the eyewitness account of Li’s attack and the aftermath by one of the men who tried to stop him.