This is a story that hit really close to home as the brutal murder took place near Portage la Prairie, where I live part of the year. Basically Vince Li decapitated the man in the seat beside him, Tim McLean, with a so described 'rambo knife', then proceeded to saw off body parts and eat them. When he was arrested and searched more body parts were later found in his pockets. The end of the trial found Vince Li not criminally responsible for the murder due to mental illness.
On one hand I feel like some trust should be placed into the hands of the board who made this decision; it would also be a step concerning mental illness and other cases like this. That last part is pretty big considering how on board everyone in Canada seems to be with campaigns like Bell: Let's Talk and getting over the stigma's associated with mental illness. The stigmas persist heavily around this case though, no doubt.
On the other hand I feel like the disturbing nature of the murder would see to more long term supervision of Vince, and really should have had some kind of penalty to begin with. If he's off his meds as well I can see him being fairly dangerous as those supposedly have heavy control on him. The other thing I'd be worried about is the public's perception of him and how he would handle any negative situations that would come his way. We absolutely have some people up here who would beat the living shit out of this guy if opportunity raised, and this is the opportunity for those people. So how the hell is this guy going to take to confrontation like that?
Pretty crazy shit.